BOC seizes P2.6-M worth of fake cigarettes
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized cases of fake cigarettes in Isabela Province on Friday (July 17).
The bureau’s Enforcement and Security Service (ESS) and Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) confiscated cases of fake cigarettes with an estimated value of P2.6 million.
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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
P4M worth of cigarettes misdeclared as ‘paper hand towel’ seized in Quezon City
MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs Port of NAIA confiscated a total of 2,520 reams of cigarettes with an estimated market value of P4 million misdeclared as “paper hand towel” bound for Australia.
In a report by BOC, the agency said the smuggled shipment was commissioned for export by a local company based in Novaliches, Quezon City, to South Geelong Victoria, Australia.
Upon physical examination by the assigned trade control examiner, it was instead found to actually contain 2,520 reams of cigarettes.
District Collector Carmelita Talusan already issued a warrant of seizure and detention (WSD) against the seized cigarettes for violation of Section 1400 (Misdeclaration) and Section 1113 (Property Subject to Seizure and Forfeiture) in relation to Section 117 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.
The case records shall also be referred to the Bureau Action Team Against Smugglers (BATAS) for possible case building and profiling against the personalities behind the foiled illegal exportation of tobacco products.
BOC seizes P3 million worth of illegally declared onions
MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC), through the Manila International Container Port’s (MICP) Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS), reported the seizure of misdeclared shipment of red onions discovered on May 26.
Information gathered through intelligence efforts said the shipment originated from China and was consigned to a certain Potanion Trading.
It was subjected to 100% physical examination witnessed by members of CIIS Enforcement and Security Service’s Customs Anti-illegal Drugs Taskforce (ESS-CAIDTF), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Chamber of Customs Brokers Inc. (CCBI).
The shipment was originally declared as yellow onions but was later discovered to contain 60% red onions which was estimated to have a value of P3 million.
A warrant of seizure and detention was issued against the shipment for the violation of Section 1113 and Section 1401 of RA 10863 also known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).
BOC seizes P66M worth of fake cigarettes at Port of Subic
MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Subic reported the confiscation of two shipments of smuggled cigarettes worth P66.2 million.
Authorities intercepted the illegal shipment on May 28 which arrived at the Port of Subic on May 19.
The forty-footer container was said to contain footwear and was consigned to RNRS Trading.
It was followed by the arrival of another 1×40’ shipment of cartons film consigned to Heybronze Non-Specialized Wholesale Trading.
Both shipments underwent physical examination which yielded the discovery of various fake cigarettes bearing the brands Marvels Menthol, Marvels Filter, Two Moon Filter, Two Moon Menthol, Fort Menthol 100’s, Mighty Menthol, Champion and Jackpot.
Warrants of Seizure and Detention were issued on May 28, 2021 against the shipments for violation of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).