The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has destroyed four containers worth around P3.5-million worth of goods on Wednesday, Sept.  at Angat, Bulacan.
In a statement, BOC said that two 40-footer containers from China held expired jelly candies was worth P2 million. The cargo, which was composted, was found to be consigned to Richco Marketing.
Another two 40-footer containers, which carried helmets was estimated to cost around P1.5 million and was consigned to Mild Red Trading.
“Upon further investigation, it was also found that the shipment was misdeclared as housewares and lacks the required Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Philippine Standards permits and clearances,” BOC in the same statement said.

Helmets are being destroyed in Angat, Bulacan in this handout photo taken on Sept. 5. The Bureau of Customs seized two 40-footer containers carrying helmets, which were misdeclared as housewares. The helmets were estimated to cost around P1.5 million and was consigned to Mild Red Trading.

The Auction and Cargo Disposal Division-Port of Manila said that goods which cannot be consumed and products that have no more commercial value will have to be destroyed as these cannot be auctioned anymore.
Prior to this, Customs Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña had ordered district collectors to examine abandoned containers amid their transparency drive in destroying forfeited goods.
The destruction or condemnation of harmful and prohibited goods is in line with Republic Act No. 10863 otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act. — Anna Gabriela A. Mogato