BOC seizes P20-M worth of cars with consignee previously linked to smuggling | Inquirer News

BOC seizes P20-M worth of cars with consignee previously linked to smuggling

/ 12:12 AM June 04, 2021
Smuggled cars

Two of the cars smuggled were (left) a Mercedes Benz SLK 55 AMG and a Ferrari F430 Scuderia. (Photo from the Bureau of Customs)

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.

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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.

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A warrant of seizure and detention was issued against the shipment for possible violation of Section 1400 of  the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

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