Port of Manila district collector Arsenia Ilagan said the containers were flagged on Aug. 14 for bearing misdeclared goods. They arrived at the port on Aug. 8.
BOC seizes P53-million smuggled produce
Robertzon Ramirez (The Philippine Star) - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) confiscated at least 16 shipping containers of smuggled agricultural products, with an estimated market value of P53 million, at the Port of Manila (POM) yesterday.

POM district collector Arsenia Ilagan said the containers were flagged on Aug. 14 for bearing misdeclared goods. They arrived at the port on Aug. 8.

Ilagan said they issued a warrant of seizure and detention order against the shipment on Sept. 4. 

The shipment was consigned customs broker to Shinerise Trading Service and processed by Johnna Philipian Cristobal Aceveda. 

Ilagan alleged that the consignee initially declared the shipment as fishballs with a total declared duties and taxes of P2,542,882. 

Upon inspecting the containers, BOC examiners found they held carrots and onions, P20.08 million each; broccoli, P10.04 million, and potatoes, P2.510 million.

Ilagan said she has ordered the consignee’s accreditation cancelled and the customs broker investigated.

BUREAU OF CUSTOMS SMUGGLING
Philstar
  • Latest
  • Trending
Latest
Are you sure you want to log out?
X
Login

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

SIGN IN
or sign in with