Customs warns metal exporters must prove source - Customs director Rafael Camilo affirmed Sunday that the ban on copper exports continues, as a measure to halt the theft of telephone cables and power lines, as well as any metallic materials whose origin cannot be justified based on official requirements.

He also warned that the authorities will definitively shut down the export operations of any company or business that violates that provision.

Camilo said the regulation to prevent the export of metals whose origin isn’t clear, in effect since March last year, hasn’t varied in the least, adding that all such materials will be seized and those involved will be charged.


Dominican Watchdog Note: The theft of metal has been a problem for over 10 years in the Dominican Republic. Those who drive will often find that the sewer grate and manhole covers are missing from the roads destroying your car when driving into the hole. Seveal fatal scoter accidents with tourists has happened the same way all over the island.

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