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Eye on Customs

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Eye on Customs

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THE 13-YEAR-OLD dispute over the placement of surveillance cameras in Customs areas at the air and sea ports could be about to rear its head again.

And with Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith sticking to his guns that many of the weapons are entering the country through legitimate ports, a veteran trade unionist believes the officers might have backed themselves into a corner, leaving Government with no alternative but to set up the cameras without their approval.

However, while president of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Akanni McDowall, said his knowledge of the issue was hazy since it predated his leadership and declined comment until he could do research, his more combative equal at the Unity Workers’ Union, Caswell Franklyn, was adamant he did not want to see cameras anywhere near Customs officers.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.