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Customs and Excise Division recieves donation worth $12,000 ECD

On Tuesday, the Customs and Excise Division was given a sizeable donation of items worth EC$12,000 from the UK’s Border Force.

The gifts were presented at the Division’s headquarters on Tuesday on behalf of the UK’s Border Force.

“This donation is a further example of the continued collaboration and partnership between Her Majesty’s Government and Antigua and Barbuda’s Customs in their shared mission to combat trafficking of illicit goods and protect each nation’s borders,” a release said.

During the brief ceremony, Commissioner Thompson said, “The UK has a high regard for the challenging work Customs officers have to undertake in Antigua and Barbuda.

The items include flashlights, a drill and inspection mirrors. Comptroller of Customs Raju Boddu- who received the donation stated that, “The equipment is yet another example of the UK’s commitment to working closely with the country on threats affecting both our countries and our Customs staff.”

He added that it was the fourth donation received from the UK government, and such gifts have helped boost his department’s capabilities.

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