BOC’s RATS campaign scores anew


The Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) Run After the Smugglers, or RATS, campaign has scored with the seizure of more than P100 million worth of smuggled goods.

Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon flew to Davao City on Thursday to inspect a shipment of illegally imported luxury vehicles and float glass worth more than P28 million that were confiscated by the BOC’s Enforcement and Security Service and Police Division.

Seized at the Port of Davao were three vehicles—a Range Rover SUV, a Nissan 350Z and a Mini Cooper—consigned to the trading firm Ranths General Merchandise. The “hot cars” arrived from Long Beach, California, on Feb. 21.

At the same port, Biazon also checked out 20 container vans containing smuggled Chinese float glass, consigned to CSB Import and Export Containers.

Biazon warned smugglers to “stop your illegal trade as sooner or later the BOC will catch up with your illegal activities.”—Jerry E. Esplanada

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  • boybakal

    BOC’s RATS campaign scores anew….

    This is good news.
    As we all know, the Bureau of Customs is a  place for trailers and trailers of confiscated goods.
    Some are rotting and spoiling.
    For sure, rats are all around and eating those spoiled.
    Good that the Customs are doing its campaign to get rid of the RATS.

  • rickysgreyes

    We want to see smugglers & crooks in jail, not just confiscated stuff

    • Jack

      kung huhulihin nila mga yan para na rin pinatay nila yon “the goose that lays the golden egg”. 

  • $19543087

    How come only the smuggled goods are only mentioned?  What about the names of individuals behind the business names?  If these individuals are the usual smugglers, how come they are not behind bars?  We should not be content on just confiscating the illegals goods but we should pursue the culprits until they are put behind bars.  Also, they must be banned from importing anything for life!!!!

    BOC-Rats you are doing a commendable job! Keep up the good work. Thank you guys & more power to you!

  • kurakut

    ang akala ng mga importers ay pwede ang corruption sa davaocity. no more at nahuli na nahuli na at huli na.

  • phantomofhope

    ayos! ang galing ng pakitang tao ni Biazon ah


     as if we’re dumb or what mr. biazon!! just for show the container vans you intercepted media blitz or shall we say photo ops to show you are still relevant or doing something besides raking millions of pesos daily from your underlings!!! BOC is one of the most corrupt government agency from the custom personnel down to the  guard, forklift drivers and janitors all of them gets a cut from  the grease money the players or custom brokers pays. the running amount for a unchecked container vans are now peg at 160,000.00 pesos maximum to 180,000.00 pesos!! in turn the grease money are subdivided to every custom people even inside BOC while the biggest cut goes to the head or to the BOC chief himself!! that is the reason why BOC always do not achieve the collection goal because of graft and corrupt acts done by the BOC  personnels!! 

  • tikboy50

    Kawawang BOC at ang RATS nito….mukhang dinadaga na talaga…biruin nyo araw-araw may smugling na nangyayari sa mga major ports ng bansa…heto taon binibilang bago makareport sa publiko ng kanilang nahuhuli na smuggled goods. nakakabuwisit pa mga tingi-tingi lang nirereport at hinde man lang mapangalanan mga may-ari or mga consignee. Sabagay…medical watse nga ng japan iniimport natin….di ba? di ba? he he.

  • doublecross

    OK yan biazon….pero d2 sa la union ang daming mga buwaya!

  • kilabot

    boc catches small rats; 
    the crocodiles remain free and have boc personnel as meal.

    • kismaytami

      Don’t forget the big fishes swimming around.

  • Franzeline Perdubal

    Biazon should clean up his closet. All the rats are wearing Customs’s ID.

    This is the biggest government department still full of corrupt government employees.

  • Jack

    lagi na ang kayong “too late the hero”. nakakahuli nga kayo ng smuggled goods worth P100M pero yon mga nakakapuslit naman ay worth in billions of pesos. tumigil na nga kayo dyan!

  • Jack

    what’s the news now to the missing 2,000 container vans  40 footer), mr biazon?

  • bong

    Really? Is this a news? Mr. Biazon should also disclose the people behind the smuggling and send them in jail. That is the most important thing to do. It will give a CHILLING effect to the other smugglers.

  • vaporub123

    do you have to go to davao just to inspect the smuggled goods?does it means that any smuggled goods caught anywhere in the philippines had to wait for you to come and examined?diyan lang nga sa manila port harbor hindi mo na kaya asikasuhin ang smuggled goods, pupunta ka pa sa ibang lugar ng masabi ng mga tao na nagtratrabaho ka?what a pity.

  • disqusted0fu

    This doesn’t take away that the BOC is one of the most corrupt government agencies out there. P100 million is only pocket change to the approximately $20 billion worth of smuggled goods that comes in the PH each year since 2010. Someone should rat the RATS out.

  • kismaytami

    RATS – Riches And Treats from Smugglers.

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