BOC NAIA foils attempt of gold jewelry smuggling; seizes 24 kg of gold

The Bureau of Customs – Port of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (BOC-NAIA) seized at least P80 million worth, or 24 kilos of assorted gold jewelry, hidden inside the lavatory of aircraft PR 301 that arrived from Hongkong on November 17.

The Customs Boarding Inspector from the Aircraft Operations Division discovered the jewelry pieces during boarding formalities on the airplane which arrived at NAIA Terminal 2.

BOC-NAIA District Collector Carmelita Talusan has ordered a thorough investigation, including identifying the persons responsible for this smuggling attempt.The Bureau of Customs – Port of NAIA, headed by District Collector Talusan, ensures the stringent implementation of border security measures as directed by Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz. This is aligned with the orders of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to stop smuggling in the country.