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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 »

Bill defines smuggling as economic sabotage

The partylist group Abono has filed a bill to fight the smuggling of agricultural products, making the illegal activity a form of economic sabotage.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

De Lima appeals oil smuggling case ruling

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima: Motion for reconsideration. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

The government would seek reconsideration of the Court of Appeals’ decision dismissing the P6-billion smuggling charges filed against a Davao City-based oil firm, its president and customs broker, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Sunday.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »