how can i become a customs anti smuggling officer?
I am a big fan of shows such as UK Border Control and I was wondering what qualifications are needed to become a customs anti smuggling officer, searching through vehicles and cargo stopping people smugglers and drug runners! Any help?
What you do is join Her Majesty’s Custom and Excise, then after selection you will be graded and it is possible you will end up in the custom part which deals with all aspects of boarder control, there are two other departments, Excise officers visit business premises such as distilleries, oil refineries, and importers to ensue that excise regulations are being upheld and the correct amount of duty is being paid; they take legal action where necessary. This role includes preparing reports, answering correspondence and enquiries, and collecting information from suspects and witnesses. They may be required to attend court as an official witness.
VAT Officers visit local businesses to provide technical advice and to check they are accounting for VAT correctly, and understand the relevant laws.