NO. 26/2017 DATE: April 7, 2017
MOTOR VESSEL GALAXY 1 CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF SMUGGLING
ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA Friday, April 07, 2017: On Monday the 03rd of April, 2017 within the waters of Carriacou, the Motor Vessel “GALAXY 1” was caught in the act of smuggling.
The Grenada Coast Guard and the Mobile Anti-Smuggling Team (MAST) of the Customs Department were on a routine patrol in the Northern District when they observed the illegal activities of the vessel in the area outside of Hillsborough.
The Galaxy 1, a wooden fishing boat, a quantity of alcoholic beverages and general merchandize were seized during the operation.
The offence of smuggling carries a fine not exceeding $100,000.00 or the equivalent to five (5) times the value of the goods, whichever is greater, or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding five (5) years.
Investigations into the matter are ongoing.
Any person with information on such activities are urge to contact the Enforcement Unit of Customs on telephone numbers 1-473-440-6049, 440-2239/2240, the strictest confidentiality will be maintained.