Yesterday, the Gibraltar Group of Professional Engineers held a talk by Collector of Customs John Rodriguez at the HM Customs training centre.
The talk was well attended and very interesting. Mr Rodriguez went into the history of Customs, working its way to the present times. He explained the different powers Customs Officers have and how the organisation fits in with other law enforcement agencies, both in Gibraltar and the wider world.
He went into some depth in explaining the issues related to drug and tobacco smuggling and the measurers that are being taken.
Following the talk, His Excellency the Governor thanked Mr Rodriguez on behalf of the Gibraltar Group of Professional Engineers. His Excellency acknowledged the good work carried out by HM Customs and presented the Collector with a Gibraltar Group of Professional Engineers plaque.