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Customs seizes P4.4 M smuggled sugar

/ 10:51 AM November 14, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs-Port of Manila (BOC-POM) seized on Wednesday an estimated P4.4 million worth of smuggled sugar in eight shipping containers.

The bureau on Thursday said the smuggled sugar was discovered after a Customs examiner found traces of sugar in the shipments which were declared as steel coils.

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BOC said the shipment from China arrived at the Manila South Harbor last August 30 and was consigned to RZTREC Trading.

A warrant of seizure and detention was immediately issued against the shipment for violation of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).

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