Gun parts sans import permit seized in Port of Davao

Published July 19, 2018, 7:21 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Betheena Kae Unite

Gun parts abandoned at the Port of Davao had been seized and forfeited by the Bureau of Customs Thursday.

(Photo from Bureau of Customs PH/ Facebook)
(Photo from Bureau of Customs PH/ Facebook/ MANILA BULLETIN)

After its consignee failed to file an import entry, the shipment containing an estimated $6,693.47 worth of gun parts had been forfeited in favor of the government.

The government may opt to auction it off or destroy it depending on the approved mode of disposition.

According to the bureau the consignee failed to file an import entry within the prescribed period or within 15 days.

The shipment, weighing 26.8 kilos was consigned to Camph Trading. It arrived at Davao International Airport onboard Philippine Airlines from the United States on May 24, 2018.

Under Section 1129 and 407 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA), imported goods are deemed abandoned when the consignee, after due notice, fails to file the goods declaration within 15 days from the date of discharge of the last package.