I am the above mentioned person. I am employed as a Senior Customs Officer
with Her Majesty`s Customs at the Civil Air Terminal, St George. I am in
charge of the Air Cargo Shed. My duties entail the supervision of all
personel working in the shed.
Around midday on Wednesday 28th March 1990 Customs Officer Hilary Rodill
informed me that he suspected that there were some Narcotics concealed in two
cartons containing televisions which were in the shed. He suggested that I
keep observations over the T.V.`s and that he and some members of the J.I.S
would be returning to the shed later that afternoon to make a thorough search of
About 1530 hours that day Sergeant McLean, Customs Officer Rodill and other
Officers from the Joint Importation Squad arrived and waited for the closure of
the freight shed.
I signed off duty at 1700 hours that day leaving my staff and the other J.I.S
I reported for work the morning of Thursday 29th March, 1990. I noticed
that the two T.V. cartons were in the same position where I had left them the
previous night. I again instructed the staff to keep observations on the
two cartons. I later was made aware that the televisions were suspected of
containing drugs and a controlled delivery of the televisions would be put into
About 3.15pm that day John Furbert approached me in my office with documents
pertaining to the two televisions and requested if possible that the goods be
examined to verify its contents. At this point I thought it best to
consult DC Bourne from the Narcotics Department.
As a result of the conversation with Mr Furbert and DC Bourne it was decided by
Mr Furbert that he would deliver the goods with fore knowledge of the contents
to the address on the "Airway Bill".
About 3.30pm that day Devrae Hollis, an employee of "Rafur Trucking
Services" presented to me a "Customs Bill of Entry", two Airway
Bills and Invoice (copy) pertaining to the two T.V.`s.
I took the paperwork and stamp them off the "U.S. Air" manifest
releasing the goods to Rafur Services. Mr Hollis said he would be back
later to collect the goods. He then left with the paperwork.
Around 4.00pm that day Mr Hollis and John Furbert presented the paperwork to the
U.S. Air Agent in the shed for delivery of the goods. I was present when
Mr Furbert and Hollis took possession of the two T.V.`s and place them in a
Rafur Trucking delivery van.
This statement was recorded by me DC R Greene at the Civil Air Terminal, St
George between 1500 hrs and 1530 hour, 1/6/90. It was read over by the
named Lawrence Brangman who signed it and initialled the necessary corrections.
I witnessed his signature.