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3441 CUSTOMS AND BORDER INSPECTORS
 


    Customs and border inspectors check persons and vehicles crossing national borders to enforce relevant government rules and regulations.

    Tasks include -

    (a) patrolling national borders and coastal waters to stop persons from illegally entering or leaving the country and from illegally importing or exporting currency or goods;

    (b) checking travel documents of persons crossing national borders to ensure that they have the necessary authorizations and certificates;

    (c) inspecting the luggage of persons crossing national borders to ensure that it conforms to government rules and regulations concerning import or export of goods and currencies;

    (d) checking transport documents and freight of vehicles crossing national borders to ensure conformity with government rules and regulations concerning goods in transit and the import and export of goods, and to verify that necessary payments have been made;

    (e) when necessary, testifying in a court of law about the circumstances and results of investigations carried out;

    (f) performing related tasks;

    (g) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Inspector, border

  • Inspector, customs

  • Officer, passport checking


   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.