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Fake Marvels and Mighty cigarettes seized by BOC on June 3| Photo courtesy of BOC

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized a container with fake Mighty and Marvels brand cigarettes worth an estimated P17.38 million for unlawful importation.

The shipment consigned to Mvetisery Industrial Supply arrived from China at the Port of Manila on May 22, 2020 was placed on hold and was issued with a pre-lodgement control order last May 27, 2020 after a derogatory information was received from BOC’s Enforcement Group (EG).

Upon 100% physical examination of the container, the assigned Customs examiner assessed total duties and taxes amounting to P9.96 million.

BOC Port of Manila district collector Arsenia Ilagan ordered the issuance of Warrants of Seizure and Detention against the entire shipment for violation of Section 1401 (Unlawful Importation or Exportation) in relation to Section 1113 (Property Subject Seizure and Forfeiture) of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

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