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BOC x-ray operations scan 65% more containers, collect 13% more in 2021  

  • The Bureau of Customs scanned 65% more containers and collected P113.721 million of additional revenues in 2021
  • 124 x-ray machines and four newly procured machines scanned a total of 847,950 containers, more than the 513,474 containers scanned in 2020
  • The XIP also facilitated the apprehension of illegal drugs and various smuggled commodities with an estimated street value of P363.131 million in 2021

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) scanned 65% more containers and collected P113.721 million of additional revenues in 2021.

Utilizing 124 x-ray machines and deploying four additional newly procured machines, BOC in 2021 scanned a total of 847,950 containers, more than the 513,474 containers scanned in 2020, the agency said in a statement.

BOC’s X-Ray Inspection Project (XIP) also collected P113.721 million of additional duties and taxes, 13% more than the P100.604 million collected in 2020.

The XIP also facilitated the apprehension of illegal drugs and various smuggled commodities with an estimated street value of P363.131 million in 2021.

BOC has been adding new x-ray machines to increase its capability in non-intrusive inspection of containerized shipments. The latest four new mobile container x-ray machines were formally turned over to BOC in November 2021 and deployed to the Manila International Container Port, Cebu, Subic, and Cagayan de Oro, ports with high-volume scanning operations.

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