Customs officer investigating customs fraud in Antigua shot to death

Antigua customs officer, Nigel Christian, shot dead while investigating custom’s fraud in that country

A customs officer investigating a multimillion-dollar fraud at the customs department in Antigua and Barbuda has been kidnapped and gunned down to death.

Nigel Christian-44 years old-was kidnapped at his home on Friday by men wearing army uniforms and taken away.

The men disabled the surveillance camera at Christian’s home before beating him and taking him away in a pickup.

Christian’s mother was reportedly threatened with a gun in her mouth.

This is the second custom office investigating the $3.3 million dollar custom fraud to be attacked.

The first one was Cornell Benjamin. He was shot but survived.

The fraud was made public last October by the government when the Cabinet reported that a broker had been defrauding the Customs and Excise Division for over two years.

In fact, all the broker’s clients claimed that they had paid all port taxes that had been presented to them and provided subsequent invoices and payment documents to substantiate their claim.

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4 Comments

  1. roxanne maxwell
    July 12, 2020

    We need to be more responsible as media professionals. the Comptroller of Customs told state media that the man was NOT involved in any fraud investigation.

    ADMIN: The Comptroller of Customs Raju Boddu confirmed that he was involved in the case but was removed afterwards.

  2. Shaka zulu
    July 12, 2020

    That is a terrible state of affairs. There seems to be a mafia or crime syndicate operating in Antigua and they have shown how dangerous they are. Whoever is trying to stop this investigation has a lot to loose and is protecting someone at all cost. How about providing armed security for the next investigator 24-7 until justice is served. We cannot allow our society to be ruled by criminals and fear

  3. Ibo France
    July 12, 2020

    Our once very peace and tranquil region has become a hotbed for some of the most heinous crimes. This was a professional hit on the custom officer. Let’s all hope that these murderers will be apprehended; taken before a judge and sentence to death. These scumbags should not be allowed to walk the streets among the general population.
    Sincerest sympathy to the family of the dearly departed. May his soul rest in everlasting peace.

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  4. The EVil one
    July 11, 2020

    So that’s why the thief has a special branch of the police department dressed in fatigue uniform and some long battle ground firearms? So in other words do not investigate the thief and corrupt king less you get killed by his army?

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