BOC Apprehends Illegal Goods in Paranaque

In line with the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) commitment to curb smuggling, the Bureau through the Manila International Container Port (MICP) on January 18, 2021 apprehended illegal goods in Quirino Avenue, Tambo, Paranaque City.

A team consisting of members of the Port’s Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS), Enforcement and Security Service (ESS), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) implemented the Letter of Authority (LOA) and inspected the subject warehouse.

The inspection resulted to the discovery of various Chinese cigarettes, Chinese medicines, prohibited surgical mask, foodstuff, footwear, garments, and other imported goods. The said goods were estimated to have a value of Php 70 Million. Further investigation and inventory are underway for further case build up and filing of charges.

The Bureau of Customs reiterates that efforts against smuggled and fake goods is an on-going effort of the Bureau under the directive of BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero. MICP remains steadfast in bolstering efforts for border security as part of the Port’s main mandates.