Federal Public Service Finance
Operation White Sea III : Belgian Customs leads an international operatie against drugs smuggling on sea
From June 12 to July 11 2023, the international operation White Sea III against drugs smuggling on sea took place.
The operational activities were situated along the Western European coast, in the seaports, on the Channel and the North Sea. There was an active participation of the Customs and Police services. The international operation was led by Belgian Customs as an action under the EMPACT Framework.
The operation focused on the following maritime smuggling methods: drop off at sea...
Customs : Cocaine seizures in Antwerp - Results First half of 2023
Today, Vincent Van Peteghem, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in charge of Anti-Fraud Coordination and the National Lottery, and Kristian Vanderwaeren, Administrator General of the General Administration of Customs and Excise (GAC&E) gave an interim overview of drugs seized during the first 6 months of 2023 in the Port of Antwerp at the Border Inspection Post, Left Bank (GIP Linkeroever). An Memorandum of Understanding with terminal operators and the Port of Antwerp was also signed...
Press invitation : Antwerp : Cocaine seizures in the first half of 2023
The Minister of Finance, Vincent Van Peteghem, and the General Administrator of Customs and Excise, Kristian Vanderwaeren, will present the results of cocaine seizures in the port of Antwerp after the first 6 months of 2023.
During the press conference, an MoU (memorandum of understanding) will also be signed with terminal operators.
When? Wednesday, July 12 at 3pm.
Where? GIP Linkeroever (grens inspectie post), Sint-Antoniusweg 1795, 9130 Beveren.
Belgium and the Netherlands jointly intercept 160 tonnes of cocaine through thorough cooperation and information exchange
Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Vincent Van Peteghem and Dutch State Secretary for Benefits and Customs Aukje de Vries presented the results of drug seizures for the year 2022 in the international ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam at a joint press conference. Both customs services combined seized 160 tonnes of cocaine in 2022.
Press invitation: presentation of 2022 cocaine seizure figures in Antwerp and Rotterdam
Belgian Minister of Finance Vincent Van Peteghem and Dutch State Secretary for Customs Aukje de Vries will jointly present the results of cocaine seizures in the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam and the approach to combating it.
The structured multidisciplinary cooperation in the fight against illicit cigarette and water pipe tobacco factories in Europe has been very successful in 2021!
Thanks to a structured multidisciplinary cooperation in the fight against organised crime and international serious crime, no less than 74 illegal cigarette factories and 28 water pipe tobacco factories have been dismantled in 2021 across Europe. Since 2018, it represents an increase of 57.4 % in the number of dismantled cigarette factories and an increase of 75% in the number of dismantled water pipe tobacco factories.
Invitation to the inauguration of new homes at SHAPE-Village
You are cordially invited to attend the inauguration of the new SHAPE-Village accommodation on October 19th 2021 between 8:15 and 8:45 am.
Invitation to the press: Manneken-Pis receives a new uniform from Customs
On the occasion of International Customs Day, Customs will present an official Belgian Customs officer’s uniform to Manneken-Pis.