On Monday, 3 April 2017, within the waters of Carriacou, the Motor Vessel ‘GALAXY 1’ was caught in the act of smuggling.
The Grenada Coast Guard and the Mobile Anti-Smuggling Team (MAST) of the Customs Department were on a routine patrol in the Northern District when they observed the illegal activities of the vessel in the area outside of Hillsborough.
The Galaxy 1, a wooden fishing boat, a quantity of alcoholic beverages and general merchandise were seized during the operation.
The offence of smuggling carries a fine not exceeding $100,000 or the equivalent to 5 times the value of the goods, whichever is greater, or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 5 years.
Investigations into the matter are ongoing.
Any person with information on such activities are urge to contact the Enforcement Unit of Customs on telephone numbers 1-473-440-6049, 440-2239/2240, the strictest confidentiality will be maintained.
Ministry of Finance