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Customs files smuggling raps vs Batangas rice importer

Bureau of Customs. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

BOC to sell more seized rice, expects to raise P160M


The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will sell illegally imported rice and expects to collect P159.86 million through a public auction.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Prosecutor dismisses libel case filed by trader tagged in rice smuggling vs FPI head

Davidson Bangayan (in photo) aka David Tan.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

BOC seizure of rice imported without permits upheld


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).

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

P300M worth of smuggled rice up for auction


Two days after auctioning off P33 million worth of garlic smuggled from China, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) expects to raise some P300 million in additional government revenue with Friday’s scheduled public auction of some 200,000 50-kilogram bags of illegally imported rice at the Manila International Container Port (MICP).

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »