BOC files P100-M smuggling raps vs importer, customs broker
MANILA, Philippines—The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday filed over P100-million smuggling complaint with the Department of Justice against Amazing Glory General Merchandise for importation of fake goods from China.
Facing a complaint for violation of the Tariff and Customs Code and Republic Act 8293 or the Intellectual Property Code are owner, proprietor and general manager Herman Dela Cruz and licensed customs broker Dennis Bancairen.
The fake goods, stored in two 40-foot container vans, were declared as 1,552 packages of ladies bags, shoes, stationery, blender, watch, cellphone accessories, toilet soap and moisturizers.
But upon examination, the shipment contained over 33,000 pieces of assorted goods with infringing trademarks like Nike bags, pouch bags and wristwatches; Adidas and Nike children’s bags; Sanrio bags; Gucci wristwatches and ladies bags; Swatch, Puma and Calvin Klein wristwatches; Longchamp ladies bags; Sony headsets; and Oakley pouch bags.
Last July 2014, BOC filed a similar case against Amazing Glory for the same offense with the fake goods amounting to P310-Million.
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