BOC seizes over P15M-worth of illegal drugs at NAIA
by Marje Pelayo | Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2018
Courtesy: Bureau of Customs (BOC
PASAY CITY, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday (October 4) turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) more than P15 million worth of illegal drugs.
The contraband included about two kilograms of shabu, 48 oil ampules, 12 plastic containers of marijuana, several boxes of Valium and Mogadon.
They arrived at the Central Mail Exchange Center and at the FedEx warehouse on two different dates.
The shipment originated from Thailand, the USA, Africa and Pakistan named under Melinda Dacallos of Caloocan City; Joseph Manialac of Angeles City; Logy Ramirez of Batao, Ilocos Norte; Edward Dela Rosa of Las Piñas City; and Rico Delicano of Cotabato City.
They will face charges for violation of the Customs Tariff and Modernization Act and the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. – UNTV News and Rescue
by Aileen Cerrudo | Posted on Friday, May 24th, 2019
EcoWaste Coalition slammed the mixed plastic waste shipment found at the Mindanao Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental from Hong Kong.
During the inspection of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Region 10 led by port collector John Simon on Wednesday (May 22), they found a 40- footer container van. It contained 22 sling bags weighing 25,610 kilograms of mixed plastic waste instead of the declared “assorted electronic accessories.”
“We denounce this latest attempt to bring into the country over 25 tons of mixed plastic waste from Hong Kong amid our nation’s ongoing efforts to send back similar illegal waste shipments from Canada and South Korea,” according to Aileen Lucero, National Coordinator, EcoWaste Coalition.
Reports say the shipment arrived in the country last January 2, 2019. The cargo was shipped by Hin Yuen Tech. Env. Limited and was consigned to Crowd Win Industrial Limited.
The BOC Region 10 already issued an alert order and a warrant of seizure and detention on February 19 and March 7, 2019 in violation of Section 1400 (misdeclaration) in relation to Section 117 (lack of permit) of Republic Act 10863, or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.
EcoWaste also reported that the BOC Region 10 will also initiate an action to re-export of the illegal shipment back to Hong Kong.
Authorities arrested businessman Dong Yi Shen aka Kenneth Dong on Monday (February 4) over his alleged involvement as facilitator of the P6.4 billion shabu shipment from China that slipped past the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in 2017.
Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation Anti-Organized and Transnational Crime Division (NBI-AOTCD) arrested Dong at 2pm in Lot 87, Block 12, Phase 2, Katarungan Village, Muntinlupa City.
He was arrested by virtue of the alias warrant of arrest issued by Judge Rainelda H. Estacio-Montesa of Regional Trial Court Branch 46 of Manila for violation of section 4 in relation to Section 26 (a) of RA 9165 (Importation of Dangerous Drugs).
Dong was tagged by customs broker and co-accused Mark Taguba as the middleman of Filipino-Chinese businessman Richard Chen, the owner of the warehouse in Valenzuela City where the shabu shipment was seized by NBI AOTCD and BOC in May 2017. — UNTV News and Rescue
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