FRCS investigates anomalies in 21 cargo containers
June 13, 2019 10:23 am
PC Department of Information
It has been revealed that with the use of the latest Non-Intrusive Inspection X-Ray Technology, anomalies were found in 21 containers at the Suva Wharf.
Fiji Revenue and Customs Service Chief Executive Visvanath Das has confirmed to FBC News that in the last few weeks 80 containers were scanned at the Suva Wharf and 21 cases are now under investigation.
Das says around $100 million worth of drugs has been seized at our borders since 2017.
He says the Non-Intrusive Inspection X-Ray equipment donated by the Chinese Government can detect what is inside a container without opening it.
“It has the capability to detect organic, metal and other stuff. So what happens is that we do profiling of shipments coming in and based on the profiling depending on how we classify them as high risk than we put them through the mobile container x-rays.”
The Non-Intrusive Inspection X-Ray Technology was officially commissioned by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday.
Bainimarama says there is a need to protect Fijians from the devastating impact that illegal flows of trade particularly that of hard drugs can have on the society’s development.