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GRA/CANU seize alcohol, foreign chicken & cigarettes at No. 66 Village – News Room Guyana

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Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) Officers of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), in a joint operation with the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU), seized a motor vessel in the vicinity of the No. 66 Village, Berbice, containing quantities of uncustomed alcoholic beverages (Heineken and Corona Beers), foreign chicken and cigarettes with an estimated value of $5.5 million.

“The perpetrators of the act, upon seeing the officers made good their escape. The uncustomed goods and motor vessel were secured pending the outcome of further investigations which have commenced,” a press release from the GRA noted.

According to the release, “GRA wishes to remind the public of its “zero tolerance” approach to smuggling, and anyone who attempts to import or export goods with intent to defraud the Revenue Authority of any duties is guilty of an offence and may be liable to penalties and/or imprisonment in accordance with Section 218 of the Customs Act Chapter 82:01”

The Revenue Authority is pleading with the general public to report any illicit, unlawful or smuggling activities on telephone number 227-6060, Extensions 3201, 3204, 3205, 3206, 3211, 3212, or 3408.

All information provided will be dealt with strict confidentiality and such persons may be rewarded in accordance with the provisions of the Customs Act, Chapter 82:01.

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