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20.07.2005 General News

CEPS has no place for crooks, criminals - Baiden

The commissioner of Customs Excise and Preventive Services CEPS, Major General Richardson Baiden says the new image that CEPS is creating for itself has no room for crooks and criminals.

He, therefore, adviced Customs officers who facilitate smuggling activities both at the nation's frontiers and on the highways to quit the service.

Major General Baiden warned that such nation wreckers, when caught would be summarily dismissed.

The commissioner gave the warning at the opening of a training course for junior officers at CEPS at Kpetoe and at a durbar for officers at Ho in the Volta region last Monday.

He said officers at any frontier who fail to detect any smuggling activities or report their colleagues who condoned of connived with smugglers would also be severely punished.

Major General said the move had become necessary in order to redeem the image of the CEPS and maximize the collection of revenue for the development of the country.

He said the service had reached a very critical point in its transformation process where mediocrity and criminal acts would soon be a thing of the past.