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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...

BOC slaps criminal raps vs suspected rice, sugar smugglers

BOC slaps criminal raps vs suspected rice, sugar smugglers

Sep. 2 | Bureau of Customs (BOC) spokesman Atty Erastus Sandino Austria (center) at the press conference announcing filing of charges against suspected rice and sugar smugglers. Photo courtesy of the BOC. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed criminal charges...

17 Chinese suspects arrested in raid on warehouse filled with bogus cigarettes

17 Chinese suspects arrested in raid on warehouse filled with bogus cigarettes

Aug. 27 | The Bureau of Customs raided the warehouse located on Valmonte Street, Barangay Pambuan, Gapan City, apprehended the Chinese nationals, and seized the fake cigarettes of assorted brands, together with six cigarette-making machines, cigarette raw materials,...

Importer, broker, BOC employees in attempted smuggling of P13.5M worth of sugar charged

Importer, broker, BOC employees in attempted smuggling of P13.5M worth of sugar charged

Aug. 27 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed criminal charges against an importer, a customs broker, and 12 customs employees who were allegedly cohorts in the attempted smuggling of 5,000 sacks of sugar into the Philippines. BOC on August 22 filed before the...

BOC to intensify drive vs rice and sugar smuggling, expedite auction amid undersupply

BOC to intensify drive vs rice and sugar smuggling, expedite auction amid undersupply

Aug. 15 | Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has ordered the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to keep a closer watch on the entry of “hot” rice and sugar in the Philippines, and speed up the auction of seized stocks amid the current supply and price issues concerning...
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