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2nd largest steel importer tagged for smuggling

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed complaints against a businesswoman and a broker in the Department of Justice for allegedly smuggling steel angle bars from China through the Port of Manila in January.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

70 firms, including Globe, 45 customs brokers suspended due to violations

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Nine out of every 10 shipments of imported goods that pass through the country’s port are either misdeclared or undervalued, resulting in billions of pesos in lost government revenue, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

1 million bags of ‘smuggled’ rice kept in ports

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An alliance of food producers is suing another judge for releasing 480 container vans of rice shipments that had been under the custody of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Manila.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Naia Customs seizes mag hiding $10k between pages

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Bureau of Customs (BOC) policemen are tracing the consignee of a magazine found with several $100 bills tucked between its pages at a customs warehouse at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

No release anymore of 85 containers of ‘hot’ rice

The remaining 85 container vans of rice brought into this port without permit by a firm identified with suspected rice smuggler David Bangayan, aka “David Tan,” will no longer be released following the Supreme Court ruling that stopped the enforcement of a local court order preventing the customs bureau from seizing the rice shipment.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Customs bureau to intensify drive vs smuggling of agri products

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC). FILE PHOTO

The head of the Bureau of Customs vowed on Thursday to go after rice smugglers and corrupt BOC personnel, as well as put more teeth to the agency’s campaign against the smuggling of agricultural products.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Smugglers also behind hoarding, group says

An umbrella agriculture industry group said the Supreme Court decision that stopped the enforcement of a local court’s order for the release of a shipment of smuggled rice here was a step in the right direction to curb the continued smuggling of rice.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Duterte sees drug, rice smuggling link

Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is seeing a link between rice and drug smuggling in the city, saying the two could be intertwined.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

38 ‘hot’ cars seized at Ceza

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Port Irene in Cagayan Freeport Sta. Ana, Cagayan.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized 38 secondhand vehicles from an imported car dealer in Cagayan province, thwarting an attempt to illegally take them out of the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport (CSEZF) in Port Irene, Santa Ana, Cagayan province.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

PH rice policy tagged flawed, prone to graft

The biggest threat to the country’s rice industry is a flawed government policy that, while officially seeking to protect local farmers, is apparently the source itself of loopholes that rice smugglers use to circumvent the law, according to two former officials of a government agency in charge of the country’s grains supply.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

50 freight containers of trash traced to Valenzuela City firm

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A firm based in Valenzuela City is under investigation by the Bureau of Customs after it was identified as the consignee of 50 40-foot container vans full of garbage from Canada.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

P1-B worth of counterfeit goods seized in Parañaque

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Authorities seized P1 billion worth of counterfeit goods, mostly footwear and apparel, from 17 warehouses in Parañaque City Tuesday morning, the National Bureau of Investigation said (NBI).

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

Gov’t loses P10B yearly to another “David Tan”

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

Add “David Tan-Taba,” or David Tan-Fat, to the David Tans on the list of 17 alleged big-time smugglers who continue to receive special treatment at the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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