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Hinkson: Favours at ports must stop

TRE GREAVES, [email protected]

Hinkson: Favours at ports must stop

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The days of people doing favours for friends conducting business at Barbados’ ports of entry needs to end.

Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson on Wednesday said it could be a form of corruption leading to dangerous and illegal practises, such as the importation of drugs and guns.

Hinkson was responding to concerns raised by Superintendent Graham Husbands of the Royal Barbados Police Force’s  Criminal Investigation Department (CID), who suggested the need for more scanners at the Bridgetown Port, while also admitting there have been incidents where contraband has been shipped through the Post Office.

“We’ve had guns come in the Post Office that were shipped from overseas and we were able to trace some of them . . . ,” Husband noted. (TG)

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