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Customs Tracking Devices to be Installed in Safaris

The Maldives Customs Service (MCS) has amended their rules to require safaris carrying alcohol and fish to be equipped with tracking devices.
Customs said a rule was formulated in 2018 to monitor the movement of goods and vehicles under the control of the customs. The amendment, which was introduced on 29th last month, came into force on the 15th of this month.
When the rule was first implemented, the tracking devices were installed, and customs monitored only vessels that were allowed to go to places other than official ports and those that carried customs cleared liquor to their destinations.
Under the new amendment, more vehicles will also be required to be equipped with tracking devices, Customs said. These include;
  • 1. Safaris with alcohol and fish
  • 2. Vessels permitted to be held in a local harbor under safe anchorage
  • 3. Local vessels carrying goods for vessels under customs control
Customs said it will suspend its services and act against those who violate this rule. The agency will continue to monitor the movements of vehicles that are forced to install the device.