Posted By Staff Reporter
THE efforts of customs agencies to control imports of illegal items in the country will now be boosted by a new container examination facility under construction at Motukea.
Customs Commissioner Ray Paul said the facility, which is built by Curtain Bros, will house the container x-ray machine that will scan all the containers coming into the country.
"For decades customs officers have been manually chalking each container. For a 40-foot container, it takes nearly one full day. This has given opportunists the advantage to smuggle in unwanted and illegal items into the country," Mr Paul said.
"With this container examination facility it will take less than five minutes to scan each container and customs officers will just sit behind the monitor."
The facility, worth more than K20 million, will be first of its kind in PNG and is expected to be completed early next year.
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