Vanuatu Customs Seizes Firearms Linked To NZ Seasonal Workers

Ongoing police investigation and seasonal workers are now considered high risk to smuggle arms

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, July 1, 2016) – Vanuatu's customs department has confiscated firearms and bullets smuggled by seasonal workers returning from New Zealand.

The department says three firearms and bullets were last week confiscated from a container registered to seasonal workers returning from New Zealand after taking part in the RSE scheme.

Three more firearms and ammunition were confiscated the week before.

Our correspondent says Vanuatu RSE workers have been placed as a high risk of smuggling firearms into the country.

The police and customs are investigating.

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