By Tina G. Santos
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday brought to the Department of Justice (DOJ) smuggling complaints against a firm linked to suspected rice smuggler Davidson Bangayan or David Tan for the illegal importation of rice from Thailand in 2013 worth P217 million.
By Ben O. de Vera
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) filed on Thursday smuggling charges against a Batangas-based trader who allegedly imported illegally from Vietnam more than 12.8 million kilograms of rice worth P513 million in 2013.
By Aries Joseph Hegina
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will sell illegally imported rice and expects to collect P159.86 million through a public auction.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
The Manila City Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed the libel and grave slander charges filed early this year by controversial businessman Davidson Bangayan against Federation of Philippine Industries chair Jesus Arranza for tagging him as the “David Tan,” the alleged “Goliath of rice smuggling” in the country.
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has scored a victory in its fight against rice smugglers whose imports were seized for lack of the required permits from the National Food Authority (NFA).