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Showrooms yield smuggled luxury vehicles worth P500M

  • The Bureau of Customs with other government agencies inspected showrooms in Xavierville, Quezon City and San Simon, Pampanga suspected to store smuggled luxury cars and other vehicles
  • The vehicles worth an estimated P500 million were without appropriate import documents
  • The vehicles are owned by only one individual who was given 15 days to present the proper import documents
  • If no documents are produced, the vehicles would be subjected to seizure and forfeiture proceedings

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) with other government agencies inspected showrooms in Xavierville, Quezon City and San Simon, Pampanga suspected to be storing smuggled luxury cars and other motor vehicles.

Acting on an intelligence report, a team from BOC-Manila International Container Port, National Bureau of Investigation, and Philippine Coast Guard on October 21 inspected the showrooms. Discovered were luxury cars and other vehicles without appropriate importation documents and with an estimated value of P500 million. The vehicles included Lamborghini and Ferrari cars, motorcycles or big bikes such as Ducati, several bulletproof sports utility vehicles, customized sports cars, trucks, and boats.

The showrooms owned by only one individual who was given 15 days to present the proper importation documents, without which the vehicles would be subjected to seizure and forfeiture proceedings under the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

According to BOC’s third quarter 2021 accomplishment report, it has already seized smuggled vehicles and accessories worth P83.038 million for the first nine months of the year.

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