Customs officer arrested for evading duty fees

A senior officer with Her Majesty’s Customs service was arrested Friday on suspicion of evading customs duty.

Customs Collector Charles Clifford did not identify the officer arrested and no charges had been filed as of press time Monday.

Mr. Clifford said the officer was placed on required leave (paid suspension) and released on police bail.

The senior officer was arrested in an operation by HM Customs Thursday evening, Mr. Clifford said.

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