GIS – 19 April, 2019: A federal streamer has been seized on Wednesday 17 April, 2019, by the Customs Anti-Narcotics Section (CANS) of the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) from the luggage of a Zimbabwean while he was leaving through the Green Channel of the SSR International Airport.
When the passenger was questioned by CANS officers about the presence of the federal streamer in his luggage, he revealed that the streamer was for his own security and that he did not know if it was illegal in Mauritius.
The federal streamer was secured and the case was referred to the Airport Police for further enquiry. The Zimbabwean has been arrested. The 35 year-old cook arrived on board the Kenya Airways flight KQ270 from Nairobi and he intended to stay in a hotel in Grand Bay.
It is recalled that the MRA aims at combating corruption and other fraudulent activities such as tax evasion, smuggling and drugs tracking. It also has as objective to protect and facilitate legitimate trade and industrial development and uphold the Mauritius’ trading integrity.
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