Customs authorities will no longer be rewarded by bounties after complaints from operators that the financial incentive has hampered their business.
Deputy director-general of the Customs Department Yuttana Yimgarund said on Tuesday the Finance Ministry agrees with a recommendation by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to abolish a section in the Customs Act regarding bounties for officials who arrest customs violators.
The proposal to abolish the bounty rewards has been forwarded to the Council of State for a legal opinion. The ministry will seek cabinet approval if the state legal advising agency returns the proposal, Mr Yuttana said.
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