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By Edition On Monday, May 7th, 2018

First technical consultation between the Kingdom and Venezuela on intensifying customs cooperation

WILLEMSTAD - The customs cooperation between Venezuela, Curaçao, Aruba and the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire) will be intensified. This should primarily lead to the prevention of possible smuggling practices and More...

Curacao Customs
By Edition On Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Curacao and Venezuela Customs to discuss cooperation

WILLEMSTAD - The customs of both Curaçao and Venezuela will meet this week to discuss the improvement of cooperation between the two countries. According to a source, representatives of the Aruba and Bonaire customs More...

By Edition On Monday, April 16th, 2018

First fruit boats arrived after a month and a half

WILLEMSTAD - Early this morning the first fruit boats from Venezuela arrived in Willemstad. One of them, the Margot, sailed as the first boat after a month and a half and is soon it will be followed by more of these More...

By Edition On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...

By Edition On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

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...

By Edition On Friday, October 14th, 2016

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...