3 luxury cars smuggled in Davao port

Subscribe Now March 15, 2013 at 10:23am

Customs agents in Port of Davao impounded three luxury vehicles and a shipment of smuggled float glass with a combined value of P28 million. Commissioner Rufino Biazon said the three vehicles-Mini Cooper, Nissan 350-Z and Range Rover-were seized along with 25 20-foot container vans loaded with float glass for having been misdeclared and undervalued.

He said the three vehicles arrived from Long Beach, USA on Feb. 21 and consigned to Ranths General Merchandise.

“We will go after the persons responsible for this smuggling attempt, if only to send the message that the BoC will spare no one in its anti-smuggling drive,” Biazon said.

Also seized were smuggled Victory Float Glass and Bronze Float Glass which came from China and consigned to CSB Import and Export Containers.

“In only a period of two weeks, we have already seized hundreds of millions of pesos worth of illegally imported goods. From agricultural products to electronic gadgets to vehicles and general merchandise, we have apprehended countless illegally imported goods. And we will continue to aggressively pursue the government’s anti-smuggling campaign and drive the axe on smugglers, no matter who their backers are.” Biazon said.

Last week, Customs operatives raided a fashion store in Cebu that resulted in the seizure of at least P100 million worth of imported fake high-end bags.

The bureau’s anti-smuggling drive also caused the seizure of P10 million worth of smuggled rice, another P5 million worth of smuggled sugar, a Yamaha 1000 cc motorbike worth P1 million pesos and several guns.

Source: manilastandardtoday.com

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