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Post Offices being used to transit drugs

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2016 | 8:33 PM
Director of Cargo Imaging at Jamaica Customs, Kingsley Henry, says 127 instances of the post being used to send drugs have been detected over the last quarter.

The Jamaica Customs Agency says post offices across the island are being used as to send cocaine and small quantities of marijuana.

The agency's director of cargo imaging, Kingsley Henry, says 127 instances of the post being used to send drugs have been detected over the last quarter.

He says despite the customs department detecting the activity, attempts are still being made to traffic drugs through the post.

According to Henry, people are using the Free Code Act to import sports related goods with the intention to sell them in commercial outlets while getting duty waivers.

He says this is a breach of the Customs Act, which allows the importation of sporting goods related to particular sports.

Henry says items sent under the Free Code Act are subjected to various duty exemptions.

 

Director of Cargo Imaging at Jamaica Customs Agency Kingsley Henry