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Viagra
By Edition On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Curaçao is using Viagra on a massive scale

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao is using Viagra on a massive scale. That is according to a report from the Customs Services. Last year nearly 20,000 pills were intercepted. The counter now stands at more than 7000 after the More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 29th, 2018
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Coast Guard intercepts Venezuelan shrimp

WILLEMSTAD - The Coast Guard intercepted a Curaçao boat with 33 crates of shrimp on board. It is suspected that the 'Don Martin' took over the cargo from a smuggler boat that met it halfway through Venezuela. Upon More...

Public Prosecution
By Edition On Friday, July 14th, 2017
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Public Prosecution and Customs to tackle counterfeit goods

WILLEMSTAD - Over the past few years, the Public Prosecutor's Office (OM) Curaçao, in consultation and in cooperation with Customs Curaçao, conducted a number of large-scale actions against individuals and companies More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
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Weapon found on fruit boat

WILLEMSTAD - During a routine inspection on an incoming fruit boat, customs officers found a firearm. It was well hidden in the boat. The captain was arrested. The police think that the weapon had a destination More...

Curacao Customs
By Edition On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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E-Zone Dokweg could cost Customs an extra 300 thousand guilders

WILLEMSTAD - Recently the Advisory Board (RvA) published an advice given on the proposition to initiate a so-called E-Zone at Dokweg (E-Zone Dock Company). Damen Shipyard Group and CDM Holding Inc. have recently More...

Ilario
By Edition On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Customs Chief placed on administrative leave

WILLEMSTAD - Customs director Jules Ilario has been placed on administrative leave by the interim Minister of Finance Lourdes Alberto. The staff of the customs declared to have no more confidence in the director More...

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By Edition On Friday, October 14th, 2016
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No more fruits and vegetables from Venezuela

WILLEMSTAD - The supply of fruit and vegetables from Venezuela via the floating market has stopped. The market stalls with fruit and vegetables on the quay in Punda are clearly less well sorted. According to customs More...

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By Edition On Monday, September 12th, 2016
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Goods declaration at airport adjusted

WILLEMSTAD – The declaration of goods at the Curaçao airport has been adjusted to fit the new arrivals hall, which was inaugurated last week. This is according to a press release emitted by Customs. Newly purchased More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
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Customs enters paperless era

WILLEMSTAD - Starting this week, those who have to prepare their declaration when importing goods can do it using the new digital Customs Asycuda system. They don’t have to bring it to the customs office like More...

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By Edition On Thursday, July 7th, 2016
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Route Düsseldorf attractive for drug mules

WILLEMSTAD - Last year, the customs at the Düsseldorf airport intercepted over 800 kilos of drugs originating from Curaçao. These were brought in by drug couriers on the weekly flight of Airberlin. A quarter of More...