PNG Customs clamp down on smuggling racket in Port Moresby involving millions of kina
The PNG Customs Service (PNGCS) has detained a large number of foreign manufactured cigarettes and alcohol products smuggled into the country with the intention of evading an estimated K500,00.00 in import excise and GST.
We believe that this particular smuggling activity has been going on for some time and we are concerned that a substantial amount of revenue owing to the State has been lost over that time.
PNG Customs strives to facilitate legitimate trade and create a conducive environment for businesses to operate and grow in the country but we do not tolerate smuggling activities. We are continually working with all relevant stakeholders to clamp down on such practices and we will do everything within our powers to make sure they face the full force of the law.