BOC foils alleged smuggling of P85M worth of frozen agriculture products

Published June 28, 2022, 9:26 AM

by Ariel Fernandez

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has impounded an estimated P85 million worth of illegally imported agricultural and poultry products from entering the country.

In a statement, the BOC said the agriculture products, which arrived on June 15, were intercepted at the Manila International Container Port (MICP).

photo: BOC

BOC Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence Raniel Ramiro identified the consignee as Jeroce Consumer Goods Trading, and the broker as Gilber Gucilatar Lopez.

Ramito said they impounded the imported agriculture products after an examination of the five 40-foot container vans with an alleged misdeclared items.

The container vans have frozen chicken thigh, frozen chicken breast, frozen chicken skinless breast, frozen chicken peeled breast, and frozen pork rectum with estimated value of P85 million.

photo: BOC

The shipments were declared as hotpot balls and steamed buns from China.

Ramiro said they already recommended the filing of smuggling cases, and other possible criminal cases against the consignee and the broker.