Motor Vessel Galaxy 1 Caught in the Act of Smuggling

On Monday, 3 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 merchandise were seized during the operation.

The offence of smuggling carries a fine not exceeding $100,000 or the equivalent to 5 times the value of the goods, whichever is greater, or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 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.

Ministry of Finance

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