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BOC seizes P3-B fake beauty products

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized P3 billion worth of counterfeit cosmetic goods and perfumes kept in five condominium units in Tondo, Manila on Monday.

In a statement issued yesterday, BOC agents from the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service and Enforcement Security Service raided the Vicente Tower condominium on Dagupan street.

BOC Commissioner Isidro Lapeña personally inspected the contents of the hundreds of boxes found in Units 8-A, 10-A, 10-B, 18-C and 18-D of Vicente Tower.

Lapeña said their operatives conducted a three-week surveillance before conducting the raid. 

Justine Lim was identified as the alleged owner of the units, but no one was arrested during the raid.

The counterfeit goods allegedly originated from China and the BOC is investigating the importer’s violation of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

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