Strange move to question Customs

 I read in yesterday’s Express that United States Drug Enforcement Administration investigators will be “questioning” our Customs and Excise officials as part of their investigation into the cocaine found in T&T juice cans at a US port.

Although I don’t expect any “stones to be left unturned” as far as these investigations are concerned, I find it a bit strange that Customs would be questioned on goods leaving the country, unless perhaps they originally entered through the “green line”—nothing to declare—and they are being asked to explain that part of the journey.

Since Customs and Excise is responsible for collecting “inland” revenue, I find this whole situation a bit outlandish.

                 Gregory Cockburn

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