As days go by the Customs Officers are intensifying the prevention illegal products from entering the country. On Monday yesterday August 21st 2017, a total of 4042 pallets of imported beers and 12,760 liters of fuel were seized by customs in Douala.
Sources say the deal was almost perfect as the smugglers took time to conceal their loots in 20-foot and 40-foot containers, the drums of fuel were transformed to that of crude palm oil and it was embalmed in order not to smother the strong odor of the fuel to fraudulently cross the customs post.
According to reports, the customs officers were first attracted by the heavy loads of containers at customs post, above all the consistency of the observations of the carriers. This made them to note that something fishy was going on.
The loots were seized locked and kept in the customs premises at the port of Douala. It should be noted that this fight against smuggling has intensified at the customs level. This foretells well for the national economy which over the years lost hundreds of billions franc caused by this imports which have been unfairly competing with home local industries.
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