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BOC MICP intercepts smuggled cigarettes, high-end cars

BOC MICP intercepts smuggled cigarettes, high-end cars

Nov. 3 | P20M worth of imported luxury vehicles seized at Manila International Container Port Containers from China supposedly containing sundry items yielded P60 million worth of smuggled cigarettes Smuggled secondhand luxury cars inside a container seized...

BOC warns vs “employees” charging facilitation fees at crew change facility

BOC warns vs “employees” charging facilitation fees at crew change facility

Nov. 2 | Fake customs employees allegedly charged high facilitation fees from a vessel at a crew change facility The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is warning stakeholders against unscrupulous individuals pretending to be Customs employees at a crew change facility,...

Manila port operators announce port schedule in preparation for Typhoon Rolly

Manila port operators announce port schedule in preparation for Typhoon Rolly

Oct. 31 | Regular 24-hour vessel and yard operations at Manila International Container Terminal on Oct 31 MICT to suspend acceptance of empty containers on Nov 1 from 1900H MICT closed on Nov 2 from 0700H MICT operations could resume Nov 2 at 1900H Manila...

Chinese nationals arrested over P1.6B smuggled shabu

Chinese nationals arrested over P1.6B smuggled shabu

Oct. 31 | The 2 Chinese nationals were arrested in Cabanatuan The drugs were shipped from Malaysia and misdeclared as work bench tables Operatives of BOC and PDEA nabbed two Chinese nationals who claimed P1.632 billion worth of shabu in Nueva Ecija| Photo...

119 tarantulas inside sneakers seized at Pasay warehouse

119 tarantulas inside sneakers seized at Pasay warehouse

Oct. 30 | The live tarantulas shipped from Poland were hidden in individual plastic vials and concealed inside rubber shoes In 2019, BOC agents also intercepted 757 live tarantulas from Poland concealed in oatmeal and cookie boxes and 87 live spiders The...

BOC ramps up drive vs corrupt customs personnel

BOC ramps up drive vs corrupt customs personnel

Oct. 30 | A total of 228 customs personnel issued show cause orders since January 2019. Of this, 135 were investigated, 45 slapped administrative cases. Seven criminal cases were filed before the Department of Justice, 157 cases before the Office of the Ombudsman,...

BOC, BIR, DPWH priority agencies in gov’t corruption probe

BOC, BIR, DPWH priority agencies in gov’t corruption probe

Oct. 30 | BOC, BIR, DPWH, Philhealth and LRA among priority agencies of a Department of Justice (DOJ) probe on government-wide corruption Lawmakers, government officials will also be investigated for alleged involvement in corrupt practices DOJ will lead...

DA scraps import ban on pigs from Belgium, meat from Poland

DA scraps import ban on pigs from Belgium, meat from Poland

Oct. 29 | DA MO 55-2020 removes temporary ban on imports of domestic pigs and their products from Belgium Temporary ban on imported mechanically-separated meat from Poland lifted under DA MO No. 56-2020 Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay The Department...

More hogs, frozen pork from Visayas, Mindanao to resolve Manila shortage

More hogs, frozen pork from Visayas, Mindanao to resolve Manila shortage

Oct. 29 | From November to December this year, weekly shipments to Luzon will be increased to 27,000 to 30,000 heads of hogs San Miguel Corp. eyes hiking Mindanao “pork-in-a-box” shipments to four container vans or 48 metric tons per week Pork carcass...

DTI warns traders vs going into business with UN-sanctioned entities

DTI warns traders vs going into business with UN-sanctioned entities

Oct. 29 | DTI’s Strategic Trade Management Office (STMO) has a list of end-users sanctioned by UN that stakeholders should check before making any cross-border trade transactions An STMO order prohibits those engaged in trade of strategic and/or unlisted...