Illegal importation of ODS cargo intercepted by Vanuatu Customs
19 September 2014
On Thursday 11th September 2014, the Customs Border Control Unit in Port Vila and the National Ozone Unit carried out a joint inspection on cargo that, according to declaration forms, contained R22, a controlled substance under the Ozone Layer Protection (OLP) Act. When a physical inspection was carried out, Officers found five cylinders labeled with R407C, a substance not controlled by the OLP Act. However, when these cylinders were tested using refrigerant identifiers, the cylinders were found to contain R22; the controlled substance under the OLP Act. The total amount of refrigerants contained in the five cylinders was 56.5Kg.
Source: Vanuatu Customs and Inland Revenue Department     Click here to read more