BOC-POM INTERCEPTS P4.4M WORTH OF SMUGGLED SUGAR

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Manila (POM) seized ​on November 13, 2019 eight (8) containers of smuggled sugar estimated to be worth P4.4 million.

The seized sugar which arrived at the South Harbor on 30 August 2019 from China, was consigned to RZTREC Trading.

The shipments were declared to contain steel coils, but the Customs Examiner found Korach Conditioned Refined Sugar upon examination this November 13.

BOC-POM immediately issued a Warrant of Seizure and Detention (WSD) against the said shipment for violation of Section 1400 “Misdeclaration, Misclassification and Undervaluation in Goods Declaration,” in relation to Section 1113 “Property Subject to Seizure and Forfeiture,” and Section 117 “Regulated Importation and Exportation” of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).

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