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Smuggled goods destroyed in Subic

Bebot Sison Jr. - The Philippine Star

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BoC) recently disposed of smuggled cigarettes and overstaying containers of assorted household goods and personal effects with an estimated market value of P95 million.

Among those destroyed were nine 40-foot shipping containers that were seized last year. Three of the containers, which were consigned to Goldlink Int’l Subic Inc., reportedly contained smuggled cigarettes.

The shipments were shredded, crushed and dumped at an accredited facility of the Greenleaf 88 Non-hazardous Waste Disposal in Pampanga, according to Maritess Martin, district collector at the Port of Subic.

Martin assured the public that the bureau would hasten the disposal of all overstaying containers to ensure unhampered flow of goods at the port.

“The BOC has been vigilant in monitoring the entry of smuggled and prohibited products into Subic Bay Freeport zone,” Martin said, adding the goods were seized due to misdeclaration.

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