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customs officer

noun [C]
 
 
TAX, GOVERNMENT, TRANSPORT
( also customs official) a person whose job is to check travellers' bags to make certain they are not taking goods into a country without paying taxes: She was stopped by a customs officer who opened her luggage.
( also customs agent) a government official whose job is to check that goods leaving or entering a country are legal: One container seized by customs officers contained counterfeit Nike sneakers worth nearly $700,000. There are customs agents checking every vehicle coming into the country.
Translations of “customs officer”
in Korean 세관원…
in Arabic ضابِط الجُمرُك…
in Portuguese agente alfandegário, -a…
in Catalan duaner, -a…
in Japanese 税関職員…
in Italian funzionario, -a doganale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海關官員…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海关官员…
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