BOC seizes P20-M worth of cars with consignee previously linked to smuggling
MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized on Wednesday smuggled cars worth P20 million from a consignee implicated in a similar incident a week ago.
The Customs Intelligence and Investigation at the Manila International Container Port discovered the cars covered with 33 bales of used clothing, locally called “ukay-ukay,” the BOC said in a statement issued on Thursday.
The shipment, which originated in Japan and declared to be spare parts, consisted of a Ferrari F430 Scuderia, a Mercedes Benz SLK 55 AMG, and a Mercedes Benz E220.
They were consigned to JLFDM Consumer Goods Trading, which was reported to be the same consignee of four sports cars intercepted last week.
A warrant of seizure and detention was issued against the shipment for possible violation of Section 1400 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.
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.