MANILA, Philippines – Around 20 tons of forfeited goods were destroyed in Trece Martires, Cavite, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said Thursday.
In a statement, the BOC said the shipment of goods include unserviceable computer parts, expired vitamins as well as expired medicines and food products which were declared unfit for human consumption for lack of necessary food and drug clearances.
These items were condemned and destroyed using the Thermal Decomposer (Pyrolysis) Facility of the Integrated Waste Management in coordination with the Food and Drugs Administration, the Optical Media Board, the National Telecommunication Commission, and the Commission on Audit.
The BOC explained the condemnation proceedings is in accordance with the provisions of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).
It is also in line with the directive of Customs Commissioner Rey Guerrero to clear storage facilities of abandoned and illegally shipped items to better facilitate trade within the port.
MANILA, Philippines – Around seven containers carrying undeclared cigarettes were intercepted at the Manila International Container Port (MICP), the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said.
In a statement on Monday, the BOC said around 6,249 master cases of Two Moon, Mighty, Marvel and D&B Cigarettes that are estimated to have the market value of P P186.9 million were found inside the containers upon physical examination of its personnel.
Verification of documents showed that the shipment came from China and were declared to contain towels, school bags, bed sheets, non-woven bags and fabrics.
The BOC said the operation marks the biggest apprehension of smuggled cigarettes by MICP.
Possible charges may be filed against those behind the shipment for violation of Section 117 in relation to Section 1113 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) and other relative National Tobacco Administration (NTA) and Bureau of Internal revenue (BIR) rules and regulations, the bureau added.
MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Wednesday (July 23) announced the conviction of an importer who tried to illegally sneak in 63 reptiles into the country.
According to the BOC, Judge Allan Ariola of Pasay City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 48, sentenced the importer a penalty of three to six months imprisonment for violation of Republic Act No. 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act of 2001.
The imported exotic wildlife include 54 Iguanas; two Basilisk; four Veiled Chameleon and three Bearded Dragon.
The importer, who flew in from Bangkok, Thailand, was intercepted in February 2019 by BOC personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 through an after-flight screening upon arrival.
The animals, which were concealed inside his luggage, had no import permits from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Authorities raided a warehouse in Santiago, Isabela where an abandoned truck was discovered to contain 86 master cases of fake Marvel and Mighty cigarettes.
“The Bureau of Customs reiterates its commitment to prevent the entry of smuggled and fake goods as the same may have serious effects on the health of unknowing users as well as the impact it will have on legitimate manufacturers and importers,” the BOC said in a statement.
The agency also reported that inventory procedures are currently on-going to determine the exact volume and amount of the seized cigarettes. AAC
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