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Banned Black Mosquito Coils seized by Customs Dept

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2012 | 10:31 AM

The Jamaica Customs Department is reporting that over the past two months, it made five major seizures of Black Mosquito Coils at various ports and business premises in Kingston.

It says the item which is being imported under the name “mosquito medicine” is not approved for use in Jamaica and as such is a banned item by the Pesticide Control Authority.

It is also warning the public to discontinue any use of this harmful product and its importation.

The customs department says penalties being levied against importers include severe fines associated with false declaration, unmanifested goods, excess goods and breach of import permits.

Importers are being advised that any attempt to rationalise the import of Black Mosquito Coils will not be tolerated.

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