“Malta’s Customs gives high priority to the fight against smuggling, illicit trade, organised crime and terrorism not only for security reasons but also to promote a level playing field in the commercial sector and to safeguard Government’s revenue,” stated Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna at the inauguration of another new container scanner.
PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR FINANCE
This €1.7 million state of the art container scanner was partially funded through the EU Internal Security Fund and will be located at the Malta Freeport Terminals.
The Minister stated that the Government is aware of Malta’s obligations vis-a-vis it’s international commitments
Professor Scicluna said that the Ministry for Finance will continue to invest further within the department of customs both by way of other non-intrusive tools and technical assistance.
This investment is expected to increase container inspections and increase seizures and will serve as a deterrent against the illicit movement of cargo without hindering work flow of trade within the Maltese ports.
Saturday 27th January 2018