The Customs Department of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has received a donation of testing kits for precursor chemicals and explosives from the World Customs Organization (WCO).
The LRA says the equipment will be used by Customs to uncover smuggling of narcotic drugs, dangerous chemicals and other harmful substances into the country. The donation, valued at over US$20,000, contains 600 boxes of devices that will be distributed at Customs Business Offices (CBOs).
Presenting the consignment to Commissioner General Thomas Doe Nah, on behalf of the WCO, Liberia’s Customs Commissioner SaaSaamoi said the donation is under the World Customs Organization’s Program Global Shield (PGS) initiative aimed at combating illicit diversion and trafficking of high-risk commodities used to manufacture Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
Source: The New Dawn