BOC-MICP Apprehends Toys and Other Counterfeit Goods in Bulacan
As part of the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) continuing efforts to curb smuggling and the proliferation of fake and counterfeit goods, The Bureau through the Manila International Container Port’s (MICP) Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) and Enforcement and Security Service (ESS) in cooperation with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) apprehended counterfeit toys and other items in Guiguinto Bulacan on February 09, 2021.
The apprehension was through the implementation of a Letter of Authority (LOA) signed by BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero. The inspection resulted to the discovery of counterfeit toys as well as helmets, steel, resins and machineries among others. The goods were estimated to have a value of Php 45 Million.
Further investigation are underway for the possible filing of cases for violation of Section 1400 of RA 10863 also known as the Customs Modernization and Tarrif Act (CMTA) as well as pertinent Intellectual Property Laws.
As the Bureau promote trade facilitation for a heathier economy, MICP remains committed to safeguard the country’s borders through its anti-smuggling campaign under the direction of BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero.