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Customs Has Seized $539 Million Dollars Worth Of Counterfeit Goods So Far This Year

Crime & PunishmentThe Customs Authority has so far this year has seized $539 million dollars in counterfeit and smuggled goods (especially cigarettes and medicines) in Colon and they expect another $400 million before the end of the year. This was announced on the TVN morning news by Javier Cordoba, the Director of Customs in Colon, who said they are constantly monitoring to prevent smuggling. Cordova said this action by Customs has been recognized internationally, to the point that the World Customs Organisation will leave Brussels, Belgium for the first time to meet in Panama in August next year. (TVN)
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Customs Has Seized $539 Million Dollars Worth Of Counterfeit Goods So Far This Year
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, June 11 2012 @ 07:53 PM EDT

Hopefully Panama Customs has a better protocol for dealing with the seized goods than the US. A recent news magazine showed 3 or 4 dumpsters of seized goods in a New York Customs facility - the amount they seize every day. For whatever reason all they do with the seized items (mostly fake drugs) is 'return to sender'.