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BOC-Cagayan de Oro Seizes P30 Million Worth of Smuggled Luxury Vehicles

December 19, 2023

The Bureau of Customs Port of Cagayan de Oro, in collaboration with the BOC Intelligence Group (IG), intercepted two smuggled luxury vehicles misdeclared as used truck replacement parts at the Mindanao Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, on December 15, 2023.

The shipment, arriving from Korea on December 12, 2023, consigned to M. Aguila Car Trading, declared 1,045 pieces of truck replacement parts but was found to contain two (2) units of Porsche with an estimated value of 30 million pesos.

Upon receiving derogatory information, the BOC Intelligence Group requested the Port of Cagayan de Oro to issue a Pre-Lodgment Control Order (PLCO) against the subject shipment. This was followed by a joint spot-check examination request from CIIS CDO and Surigao Field Station Chief Oliver Valiente and XIP CDO Chief Jenkinn Gutierrez.

Acting District Collector Alexandra Y. Lumontad promptly issued an alert order for a full examination of the container, leading to the discovery of the smuggled luxury vehicles.

A warrant of seizure and detention will be issued against the shipment for violation of Section 1400 in relation to Section 1113 of RA 10863, also known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

Commissioner Bienvenido Y. Rubio stated, “Our ports are steadfast in protecting our borders to ensure that goods are thoroughly inspected, preventing illicit cargo entry.”

The Port of Cagayan de Oro aligns its mission with the 5-point priority program of the BOC to combat smuggling in all its forms.#

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