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DOJ backs Senate bill on smuggling as economic sabotage

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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

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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

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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

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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 »

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