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Customs files raps vs alleged smugglers of sugar, illegal drugs

By Camille A. Aguinaldo The Bureau of Customs (BoC) filed on Thursday, Aug. 16, five criminal complaints before the Department of Justice (DoJ) against alleged...

Porsche cars seized by Customs at NAIA

TWO used Porsche vehicles with a combined value of P28 million, consigned to Don Bosco Technical Institute of Makati, Inc., were seized on Aug. 2 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after almost a year since it was intercepted.

People smugglers make billions: UN report

Vienna, Austria -- People smugglers made billions on the backs of some 2.5 million desperate migrants in 2016, the UN said in a report...

Unregistered cigarette-making machinery seized in BIR raids

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) has seized unregistered cigarette-making machinery in various locations as part of a broader crackdown on tax evasion in the tobacco industry, the Department of Finance (DoF) said.

DoJ seeks reversal of court dismissal of drug charges vs Taguba,...

The Department of Justice (DoJ) has appealed to Presiding Judge Arthur B. Melicor of the Velenzuela City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 284 to...

Customs brokers, importers face smuggling raps

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Monday, March 26, filed charges against two importing companies and two customs brokers "for gross undervaluation of imports...

Four charged for smuggling over 300 animals

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) lauded the joint operation between its task force on illegal wildlife trade and the National Bureau...

Misdeclared cigarettes, fireworks from China seized at Port of Manila

Two 40-foot container vans from China, which carried misdeclared cigarettes and fireworks said to be worth a total of P8.98 million were busted by...

Customs surpasses February collection goal, hits P43.7 billion

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) reported on Friday, March 2, that it surpassed its revenue collection target for February, posting a surplus of P 1.965 billion as the...

Customs presents 22 luxury cars in custody

The Bureau of Customs (BoC) on Tuesday, Feb. 13, presented to the media 22 luxury cars in its custody at the CFS3 Warehouse in Manila International Container...

Customs to create regional anti-smuggling task forces

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) is forming national and regional anti-smuggling task forces to beef up the agency’s operations against illegal traders, Commissioner Isidro...

Paolo Duterte resigns as Davao City vice-mayor

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENTIAL SON Paolo “Pulong” Z. Duterte resigned on Monday, Dec. 25, as vice-mayor of Davao City. In his prepared speech before a...

Sugar planters ask DA to investigate ‘undocumented entry’ of HFCS

SUGAR PLANTERS are blaming the reported unabated smuggling of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) into the country as the cause in the drop in...

Two resigned Customs officials linked to smuggling appointed to DoTr agencies

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed to the Department of Transportation (DoTR) two resigned Customs officials linked to the P6.4 billion drug shipment from...

Lapeña: ‘Massive gap’ in Philippine-China trade data caused by smugglers

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter THE Bureau of Customs zeroed in on gross misdeclaration of goods imported from China as the reason behind a...

Taxmen hone focus on select goods amid anti-smuggling drive

THE GOVERNMENT has ordered taxmen “to train their sights” on certain commodities as it steps up its crackdown on big-time smugglers, the Department of...

Group flags smugglers preying on customs-bonded warehouses

By Janina C. Lim Reporter AN AGRICULTURE lobby group pressed the Bureau of Customs (BoC) to file charges against syndicates reported to be preying on unsuspecting...

DA purges garlic importers’ list amid cartel investigation

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has suspended the accreditation of 50 more garlic importers amid allegations of cartel-like behavior raised by a Senate investigation. “I...

P900-billion of goods smuggled in 2011-15 – study

SMUGGLED GOODS worth as much as P900 billion entered the Philippines in a span of five years, a study by the University of Asia...