MCS marks International Customs Day

Published on: Thursday, January 26, 2017

MCS marks International Customs Day

A special function was held at Maldives Customs Service building to celebrate the International Customs Day of 2017.

The function was officiated by the Minister of Home Affairs and Customs Minister, Honorable Azleen Ahmed. Commissioner General of Customs, Mr. Ibrahim Shareef Mohamed and executives from Customs and various other organisations attended the function.

13 Officers were given the merit award by World Customs Organisation for their commendable work towards this year’s theme “Data Analysis for Effective Border Management”.

During the Minister’s remarks, he highlighted on the advancements achieved by the organisation on regional level and that there are World Customs Organisation’s accredited trainers in the organisation. He also stressed that the service provided by Customs should be fair and equal to everyone and an audit such as the recent Gateway Control audit at Velana International Airport will be done at the Male Commercial Harbour too.

138 Officers who served Customs for more than 20 years have been awarded a plaque as an appreciation. The awards were handed over to them by the Minister, Commissioner General of Customs and Deputy Commissioner of Customs.