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Customs NAIA intercepts high-end firearms, ammunition

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has intercepted on Wednesday (February 13) half a million worth of firearms and ammunition inside its warehouse at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City.

The items sealed in two packages bound for Taiwan were declared as ‘solar panel’ and ‘tool cart’.

But Customs profiling and subsequent x-ray screenings discovered the items as high-end guns including eight pistol firearms specifically four Glock 19-9MM and four Heckler & Koch P2000 V3 pistol; 20 ammunition magazines and 266 live ammunition.

The sender and recipient of the items will be charged for violating the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act and the Republic Act 10591 or Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act for the exportation of firearms and ammunition through fraudulent misdeclaration and without necessary permits. – UNTV News and Rescue

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