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Contraband Enforcement Team warns against black mosquito destroyers

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2015 | 12:08 PM
Many Jamaicans have been taking steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites especially as the country heightens surveillance for the deadly Zika Virus, spread by an infected aedes aegypti mosquito.

The director of the Contraband Enforcement Team at the Jamaica Custom Agency, Albert Anderson, is warning the public against purchasing counterfeit mosquito destroyers, especially those that are black in colour.

Anderson says these products can be hazardous to consumers.

According to Anderson, many Jamaicans have been taking steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites especially as the country heightens surveillance for the deadly Zika Virus, spread by an infected aedes aegypti mosquito.

However, he says the Contraband Enforcement Team has been on a drive to intercept shipments of counterfeit products like the black mosquito destroyer and remove any that may be on the local market.

 

Director of Jamaica Custom’s Contraband Enforcement Team, Albert Anderson

Meanwhile, the head of the Contraband Enforcement Team is warning Jamaicans against importing water guns, tasers or stun guns, army fatigues or camouflage clothing, and items used to conduct obeah or witchcraft. 

Anderson says these items are strictly prohibited and anyone found with them can be subjected to legal action.

He is urging Jamaicans to educate themselves about items barred from entering the island and those which require a permit for importation.

Anderson was speaking on Independent Talk on Power 106 FM this morning.