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   Vol. 19 No. 44
Wednesday June 3, 2020
UK Takes a Bite Out of Crime
Border Force

  In UK an effort to head off what it describes as “emerging criminal trends” impacting forwarders has generated a letter widely distributed by Border Force in London detailing emerging criminal trends impacting imports during the COVID-19 crisis targeting shipments of medicines and PPE.

Force For Good

  “Border Force and partner agencies have identified emerging trends involving criminal groups who are exploiting the current situation, taking advantage of the COVID19 crisis to ship illicit goods including counterfeit medicines and PPE, specifically targeting the vulnerable and those at most risk during the COVID19 crisis.”

Killer Consignments

  “These goods are not fit for purpose offering little or no protection, they will cost lives if successfully imported into the UK.
  “It is imperative,” Border Force continues, “that essential goods can be imported expeditiously, keeping shops stocked, supporting the infrastructure of the country and allowing vital medical supplies and PPE to those in need.”

Cargo Targeted by Hoods

  “This (shipping activity) has become the focus for criminal organizations who are also targeting commodities that fall into these categories as cover loads to hide their illicit importations such as drugs and excise goods etc.,” Border Force said.
  “If, during your business you have any concerns over the legitimacy of a shipment or those behind it please let us know as soon as possible.
  “Border Force does not wish you to investigate or make further enquiries on its behalf,” the agency stressed.
  Contact: www.gov.uk website or Crimestoppers, either call 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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