FRCS needs to build intel: Das

FRCS chief executive officer Visvanath Das. Once the CEO is satisfied that the conditions are or will be met, provisional approval will be granted in writing. Picture: FT FILE

FRCS chief executive officer Visvanath Das. . Picture: FT FILE

THE Fiji Revenue and Customs Services needs to build its intelligence (intel) capability to protect Fiji’s borders from serious threats such as the illegal trade.

This was revealed by its chief executive officer Visvanath Das, who said the current trend of informing other countries of serious threats entering their borders such as illicit drugs were done immediately.

But intel, he said did not have certain timelines when it comes to border security.

“That capability is not simply a one of thing that you know that we need to put people through a scanner machine and then we will know that they are carrying cocaine it doesn’t happen like that,” he said.

Mr Das said the best way to handle border security issues was through intel and that they would continue to work with regional and border security agencies.

Read more on this story in today’s The Fiji Times and also on our e-Edition.

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