CUSTOMS and Excise Division has recently uncovered that up to $20,000 in customs duty is still to be paid by four importers, in light of the six vehicles recently seized by customs over the past two weeks.
Speaking to this paper yesterday, Deputy Comptroller Revenue, Peter Hughes said that the sum of unpaid duty is only for four of the six vehicles seized.
“The other two vehicles plus many more that have gone through with this illegal process still remain unaccounted for.
“However investigations are continuing and we are confident that we can come to the bottom of this problem and then find out how much value difference and duty people did not pay by going through this illegal process,” Mr Hughes said.
He also added that following the seizure of the six vehicles, many more reports have flooded into their office, adding that investigators will thoroughly review all entries and reports over the past year.
Comptroller of Customs and Excise, Nathan Kama previously called on people involved in such dealings in the past to come forward before customs investigators caught up with them.
“We call on those who had been involved in such in the past to come forward and clear themselves off this matter or be prepared to face the full consequences for their actions.
“Those who do come forward would be seen as assisting investigators and may not have their vehicles forfeited,” Mr Kama said.
By JEREMY INIFIRI