- Published: Wednesday, 17 September 2014 08:56
On Thursday 11th September 2014, the Customs Border Control Unit in Port Vila and the National Ozone Unit carried out a joint inspection on cargo that, according to declaration forms, contained R22, a controlled substance under the Ozone Layer Protection (OLP) Act. When a physical inspection was carried out, Officers found five cylinders labeled with R407C, a substance NOT controlled by the OLP Act. However, when these cylinders were tested using refrigerant identifiers, the cylinders were found to contain R22; the controlled substance under the OLP Act. The total amount of refrigerants contained in the five cylinders was 56.5Kg.