- The Bureau of Customs has seized P33-million goods in two Manila ports
- Some items are rice, houseware, vape, makeups, fake branded shoes, ukay-ukay, office chairs, wheel rims
- Shipments contain items without necessary Food and Drug Administration, National Food Authority permit
The Bureau of Customs has seized P33-million goods — including rice, houseware, vape, makeups, fake branded shoes, ukay-ukay, office chairs, wheel rims, among others — at the Port of Manila (POM) and Manila International Container Port.
Commissioner Isidro Lapena said the shipments seized at the POM came from China, which arrived on separate dates and were consigned to IT Malingco Trading Corporation, Abundanceprime Chemicals Trading Corporation, Archerson Trading, Sto. Nino Marketing, and Fastworth Marketing.
“A warrant of seizure and detention were already issued by the Office of the District Collector for their high disregard to the customs laws implemented by the Bureau,” Lapena said.
The shipments were found to contain misdeclared air freshener, toothpaste, shampoo, make-ups and vape that does not have the necessary Food and Drug Administration permit. Moreover, undeclared sacks of rice were also without the National Food Authority permit.
Meanwhile, BOC-MICP seized P8-million shipment which includes ukay-ukay and executive office chairs.
Chuanshun Electric (Phils) Inc. declared his shipment as transformer from Hongkong but contains office chairs.
In addition, three shipments of personal effects of Epad Freight Forwarder were seized after it revealed boxes of ukay-ukay.