The x-ray machine that is used by Mechi Customs Kakadbhitta to control smuggling of goods and commodities from India is not working and has become useless.
The customs office started integrated security checking system last year by installing the machine. The machine was repaired and put to use after breaking down several times, but it became dysfunctional on 17th June and hasn’t been repaired since then.
Tek Bahadur Aryal, Mechi Customs Kakadbhitta Chief has said that there was a discussion on whether to repair or buy a new machine. People are afraid that traders and smugglers may find a way to import illegal and banned goods to the country by taking advantage of the dysfunctional machine.