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Customs ramps up with new Air Cargo Facility

by Heather Hauswirth

The new 15,000 square foot Customs and Quarantine Agency Air Cargo Facility is now a third of the way occupied.  Director Colonel Dennis Santo Tomas says the more advanced infrastructure of the newly-modernized building allows for expanded services from Customs.

This will equate to better service for customers - once it's up and running - in an estimated 6 months time.  But Santo Tomas says they'll definitely need more manpower.  He told KUAM News, "More jobs, my guidance to the majors is in the past we ran a Customs cycle every two and now we will run a cycle annually, a supply of qualified officers that we can bring on board."

By mid-November, 17 officers currently enrolled in the training program will begin on the field training.  A new cycle with 30 new officers should begin next year.

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