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Seized vehicles to be released

Maria Bradshaw

Seized vehicles to be released

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FROM?TODAY?several vehicles imported by used car dealers and seized by the Customs Department for the past four months will finally be driven out of the Bridgetown Port.
Comptroller of Customs Frank Holder, yesterday held a meeting with about ten used car dealers and assured them that the vehicles would be released. The dealers had been complaining about the seizure even though they had paid the required duties.
It is understood that Holder told the dealers that Customs would continue to carry out checks and any future shipments with problems would be seized.
However three of the dealers were informed that they would have to pay penalties as a result of discrepancies in their invoices.