Cuba has to maintain armored borders

Cuba has to maintain armored borders
Cuba has to maintain armored borders

Author: Carmen Maturell Senon

The open and relentless fight against corruption and illegalities must continue to characterize the work of the General Customs of the Republic, said yesterday Manuel Marrero Cruz, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Party and prime minister.

In the annual assessment of the sector, the Head of Government advocated maintaining a constant update in the confrontation system and the risks associated with negative trends, “which is combated with practical political work, from training to customs officers.”

He insisted on identifying the distortions that affect work in Customs – given the complex economic scenario – and based on this, establishing strategies to correct them.

Nelson Cordovés Reyes, head of the General Customs of the Republic, argued that challenges persist that make proper control impossible. For this reason, “cybersecurity and adequate technological support need to be guaranteed,” he said.

Along the same lines, he pointed out that the trafficking of illicit substances, such as drugs and synthetic cannabinoids, must be faced “with a sharp eye.”

In addition, it is necessary to perfect canine technique, and design effective measures that hinder illegalities, he added.

For this year, the General Customs of the Republic has drawn up work priorities headed by measures to ensure the implementation of Government projections to correct distortions and re-boost the economy, which, according to the representative of the sector, will allow solving the problems. main problems identified, and achieve superior results in the provision of services.

Strengthen border security and protection along commercial and non-commercial routes; implement improvements in customs processes based on digital transformation; improve internal control from a prevention approach; and managing human resources committed to the institution are primary objectives.

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