The Fiji Revenue and Customs Services signed a memorandum of understanding with the Fiji Navy this morning that allows the sharing of information and human resources.
The partnership ensures better coordination of services and surveillance of the Fiji Waters.
The Fiji Navy will now assist FRCS conduct custom checks in areas where they do not have their service centers like the Lau Group.
CEO Fiji Revenue and Customs Services Visvanath Dasensure said that criminal activities in our waters decreases and those responsible are dealt will accordingly.
FRCS Chief Executive Officer Visvanath Das says navy officers will be trained on how to administer customs laws.
Commander Fiji Navy Captain Humphrey Tawake said the information shared will also assist the Fiji Navy in protecting Fiji’s Exclusive Economic Zone.
The two agencies will be sharing data with relevant authorities as well.