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BOC NAIA seizes Php 4.5M worth of kush

June 1, 2024

In its continued efforts to strengthen the anti-illegal drug campaign, the Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (BOC-NAIA), in collaboration with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG), seized a parcel containing 323 grams of kush, a high-grade marijuana, with an estimated street value of Php 4,524,800 on May 29, 2024, at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) in Pasay City.

BOC Recognized by International Federation of Red Cross and Philippine Red Cross for COVID-19 Pandemic Efforts

June 1, 2024

The International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) paid tribute to several government agencies for their exceptional dedication and service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This heartfelt recognition extends to various government agencies, including the BOC, for their tireless efforts in supporting the nation’s battle against the virus.

BOC Davao Seizes Smuggled Cigarettes Worth PhP17.7M

May 31, 2024

On May 23, 2024, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) – Port of Davao, in coordination with the Task Force Davao (TFD), seized PhP 17.7 million worth of smuggled cigarettes. The intercepted items consisted of 15,150 reams of cigarettes, 35 sacks of assorted shoes, and 1 unit of truck.

BOC and industry leaders convene in historic consultative and advisory council meeting for Customs reform

May 30, 2024

In a strong show of unity and shared commitment in moving the nation forward, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the country’s industry leaders convened the first General Assembly of the Customs Industry Consultative and Advisory Council (CICAC) to streamline customs clearance processes, achieve revenue targets, and address industry-specific challenges.

BOC Facilitates Technical Meeting on NSW and ASW Matters

May 29, 2024

As part of the ongoing efforts to enhance trade facilitation, the BOC is working towards the full implementation of the National Single Window (NSW) and ASEAN Single Window (ASW) initiatives.

Smuggled Cigarettes Worth 2.3 Million Pesos Intercepted at Iligan City Checkpoint

May 28, 2024

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) – Collection District X has issued a Warrant of Seizure and Detention against heavily tinted van loaded with 2,899 reams of undocumented Fort and Cannon Methol cigarettes intercepted during a checkpoint in Brgy. Maria Cristina, Iligan City with the Traffic Enforcement Unit of the Iligan City Police Office (ICPO) on May 16, 2024.

BOC Spearheads the 1st Meeting of the National Time Release Study – Technical Working Group (NTRS-TWG) for Trade Facilitation

May 25, 2024

In line with the Philippines’ commitment to the World Trade Organization-Trade Facilitation Agreement (WTO-TFA), the Bureau of Customs (BOC), with support from the Philippine Trade Facilitation Committee (PTFC), conducted the 1st National Time Release Study – Technical Working Group (NTRS-TWG) Meeting on May 21, 2024, at the DOF Building, Manila.

BOC Enhances Airport Security with Advanced Scanners

May 24, 2024

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has taken a significant step towards enhancing airport security by installing state-of-the-art scanning machines at key international airports. The deployment of the Rapiscan 920CT (Computed Tomography) and the Tek84 Intercept body scanner is a testament to the BOC’s commitment to improving the detection of illicit items, thereby ensuring passenger safety.

BOC-IG Hosts 3rd Inter-Agency Intelligence Summit to Strengthen Border Security and Inter-Agency Cooperation in Visayas

May 23, 2024

The Bureau of Customs – Intelligence Group (BOC-IG) took a significant step towards enhancing inter-agency coordination and border security by hosting its 3rd Inter-Agency Intelligence Summit in Cebu on May 16, 2024. This event brought together law enforcement counterparts from the Visayas, creating a platform for exchanging best practices and intelligence strategies.

Bureau of Customs Issues Seizure Warrant for Smuggled Cigarettes Intercepted by AFP in Lanao del Norte

May 22, 2024

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Collection District X has taken custody of 28,202 reams of undocumented cigarettes intercepted by the 2nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Armor Division, Philippine Army, at a checkpoint in Brgy. Magoong, Linamon, Lanao del Norte, on May 14, 2014.

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