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Xray for CBW-bound container cargo mandatory, reminds BOC

Xray for CBW-bound container cargo mandatory, reminds BOC

Sep. 21 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has reiterated the need to strictly implement mandatory x-ray of all containerized cargoes bound for customs bonded warehouses (CBWs). Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, in a memorandum dated September 12 and signed...

Binondo raid finds smuggled gadgets, undocumented Chinese nationals

Binondo raid finds smuggled gadgets, undocumented Chinese nationals

Aug. 5 | Operatives from the Bureau of Customs (BOC) have raided a business establishment in Binondo, Manila allegedly selling smuggled high-value electronic products. Discovered in the July 31 raid were electronic devices including those with the brands Apple...

Criminal cases filed against perpetrators of P46M smuggling bids

Criminal cases filed against perpetrators of P46M smuggling bids

Mar. 29 | Image by Pettycon from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed criminal charges against six individuals involved in smuggling various items and contraband worth a total of P46.42 million. Filed before the Department of Justice on March 8 was a case...

Customs foils shabu shipment worth P1.8B

Customs foils shabu shipment worth P1.8B

Mar. 23 | The Bureau of Customs-Manila International Container Port (MICP) intercepted ‪on Friday night a shipment from China containing 276 packs of methamphetamine (shabu) weighing a total of 276 kilos. Estimated to be worth P1.8 billion, the illegal drugs...

BOC chief orders heightened anti-smuggling initiatives

BOC chief orders heightened anti-smuggling initiatives

Nov. 28 | Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero has directed customs officials and employees to intensify anti-smuggling measures in ports. In a memorandum dated November 22, Guerrero reminded Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials to ensure they comply with the...

3 criminal raps lodged against alleged smugglers, customs personnel

3 criminal raps lodged against alleged smugglers, customs personnel

Oct. 21 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed three smuggling cases against importers, customs brokers, and customs personnel for misdeclaration and illegal importation of gun parts and ammunition. The first criminal case was filed before the Department of Justice...

BOC seizes balikbayan boxes with concealed guns, ammo

BOC seizes balikbayan boxes with concealed guns, ammo

Sep. 29 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has nabbed two individuals suspected of smuggling into the Philippines some P5.5 million worth of regulated firearms and gun accessories concealed in six balikbayan (personal effects) boxes. In a press briefing on September...

GPS-based container monitoring scheme begins in October–BOC

GPS-based container monitoring scheme begins in October–BOC

Sep. 24 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is set to implement in all Philippine ports by October a GPS-based container tracking system that will ensure shipments in transit end up only in their designated container yard/container freight stations (CY/CFS). BOC is preparing...

Smuggling of P16M in imported red onions foiled at MICP

Smuggling of P16M in imported red onions foiled at MICP

Sep. 22 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized P16 million worth of red onions smuggled into Manila International Container Port (MICP) from China. Acting on the directive of Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña to issue alert orders on all incoming shipments...

P300M worth of imported rice confiscated in Bulacan warehouse raids

P300M worth of imported rice confiscated in Bulacan warehouse raids

Sep. 16 | The 125,000 sacks of rice were imported from Thailand, China and India. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Philippine National Police (PNP) seized about 125,000 sacks of imported rice with an estimated market value...