BOC-Port of Davao seizes P96M worth of illegally imported cigarettes | Inquirer News

BOC-Port of Davao seizes P96M worth of illegally imported cigarettes

/ 09:55 AM October 08, 2020
Bureau of Customs - Port of Davao cigarettes

Personnel of the Bureau of Customs – Port of Davao inspect illegally imported cigarettes concealed in four 40-footer container vans. The items in the shipment were originally declared as plastic cups and fabric. Photo from BOC

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs – Port of Davao has confiscated P96 million worth of illegally imported cigarettes concealed in four 40-footer container vans.

BOC said Thursday that it issued an alert order against consignee Allycorp International Inc.’s shipments which were originally declared to contain 910 cartons of plastic cups and 3,015 boxes of various fabrics, after receiving information from intelligence sources on the true content of the shipments.

ADVERTISEMENT

Authorities then immediately conducted physical examination of the shipments which led to the discovery of 3,628 boxes of assorted branded cigarettes.

Customs Davao‘s active alert monitoring procedure against illegal importations in collaboration with partner agencies remain vital in securing our area of responsibility,” BOC-Davao district collector Erastus Sandino Austria said in a statement.

FEATURED STORIES

Austria has issued warrants of seizure and detention for the illicit items over violation of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act and Executive Order No. 245 or the Amended Rules and Regulations Governing the Exportation and Importation of Leaf Tobacco and Tobacco Products.

EDV
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: BOC - Port of Davao, cigarettes, Erastus Sandino Austria, Smuggling
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.