BOC, AFP seize 'smuggled' Christmas decors, scooters, tiles in Valenzuela raid

Published May 27, 2022, 1:32 PM

by Ariel Fernandez

The Bureau of Customs, through the Manila International Container Port-Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (MICP-CIIS) and Enforcement and Security Service (MICP-ESS), together with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) inspected a warehouse in Valenzuela City for suspected smuggled goods, it was reported Friday, May 27.

(Photo courtesy of Bureau of Customs)

Armed with a Letter of Authority and Mission Order issued by the Commissioner of Customs, the implementing team proceeded to the inspection of the said warehouse last May 13.

The inspection revealed the presence of imported Christmas decors, motorcycle scooters, resins, granite tiles, among other things.

(Photo courtesy of Bureau of Customs)

(Photo courtesy of Bureau of Customs)

(Photo courtesy of Bureau of Customs)

The goods found are estimated to be worth P68 million.

The BOC said failure by the owner or possessor of the goods to produce evidence of payment and pertinent importation documents for the subject goods shall cause seizure and forfeiture of the imported goods under Section 224 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).