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DOJ backs Senate bill on smuggling as economic sabotage

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima: Timely  INQUIRER PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has thrown its support behind a Senate bill that would redefine smuggling as a form of economic sabotage and impose heavier penalties on offenders.

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

Canadian nabbed with 51 turtles in his pants

A small box turtle crosses the road. AFP FILE PHOTO

A Canadian has been caught at the US-Canada border with 51 live turtles stuffed in his pants in what American authorities claimed was an elaborate reptile smuggling operation.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

BOC files smuggling case vs plywood trader, customs broker

Bureau of Customs. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Customs on Thursday filed a P30-million smuggling complaint with the Department of Justice against a plywood trader and a customs broker.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Benguet solons seek scrapping of taxes on small-scale gold mining

Ronald Cosalan

Two lawmakers from gold-rich Benguet province want to remove taxes on gold extracted by small-scale miners to curb the smuggling of the precious metal out of the country.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Monopoly, not smuggling, is rice trader’s charges


Suspected rice smuggler David Bangayan, also known as David Tan, will not be charged with smuggling, but with monopoly of supply, it was learned Tuesday.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »