Seychelles Customs to stress key role in fighting drug abuse


25-June-2009

A group of customs officers will take part in the solidarity march being organised around the centre of Victoria by Care, the Campaign for Awareness, Resilience and Education against substance abuse.

  “We have decided to illustrate our role as we give our support on Friday,” said Kelvin Didon, customs manager at the Seychelles International Airport.

 “There is a general lack of awareness of what we do as an organisation in protecting our young people and families from drugs, and so we will highlight our achievements over the years and what they mean for our society.”

Mr Didon said they want to draw the attention of the public to the threat that would be posed to society if there were no authority, such as Customs, to protect our borders.

Being part of a pro-active law enforcement organisation, customs officers are always on the alert, regardless of how intricate and demanding their tasks are, he added.

“Customs’ function is important for Seychelles,” said Mr Didon. “However, we also need the support of everyone in helping us to fulfil our duty to protect our borders.”

Customs administrations that are members of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) are engaged in various initiatives to combat illicit trafficking in drugs. As a WCO member, the Seychelles Customs is pulling together with other members in supporting their states in the fight against the scourge.

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