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BOC-Port of Manila Seizes Smuggled Jetskis and Motorcycles

November 4, 2021

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) – Port of Manila (POM) seized one 40-footer container of used jetskis, used motorcycles, and other misdeclared items estimated to be worth Php 3.9 Million on November 2, 2021.

The apprehended units and other items which arrived at the South Harbor on October 3, 2021, from Japan were consigned to Fastside Consumer Goods Trading.

Based on the initial report, the consignee declared the shipment as electric motors, e-bikes, sofa, and cabinet.

Upon the request of Enforcement Security Service (ESS) personnel, the container was physically examined and yielded misdeclaration of goods as approximately 45 units of various used motorcycles and bicycles, used and brand-new rims, two units of jetskis, and other assorted household effects were found.

Subsequently, the derogatory information received from the Intelligence Group (IG) led to the issuance of an Alert Order on October 29, which is suspected to contain jetskis and other undeclared items.

District Collector Michael Angelo Vargas immediately ordered the issuance of Warrants of Seizure and Detention against the entire shipment for violation of Section 1400 “Misdeclaration, Misclassification, and Undervaluation in Goods Declaration” in relation to Section 1113 “Property Subject Seizure and Forfeiture” of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

The BOC-Port of Manila, in coordination with the IG, ESS, X-ray Inspection Project (XIP) and all its offices, ensures that the Bureau remains steadfast in safeguarding our country’s borders, following the directives of Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero.

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