BOC-Port of Davao seizes P96M worth of illegally imported cigarettes

Subscribe Now October 08, 2020 at 11:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs – Port of Davao has confiscated P96 million worth of illegally imported cigarettes concealed in four 40-footer container vans.

BOC said Thursday that it issued an alert order against consignee Allycorp International Inc.’s shipments which were originally declared to contain 910 cartons of plastic cups and 3,015 boxes of various fabrics, after receiving information from intelligence sources on the true content of the shipments.

Authorities then immediately conducted physical examination of the shipments which led to the discovery of 3,628 boxes of assorted branded cigarettes.

“Customs Davao‘s active alert monitoring procedure against illegal importations in collaboration with partner agencies remain vital in securing our area of responsibility,” BOC-Davao district collector Erastus Sandino Austria said in a statement.

Austria has issued warrants of seizure and detention for the illicit items over violation of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act and Executive Order No. 245 or the Amended Rules and Regulations Governing the Exportation and Importation of Leaf Tobacco and Tobacco Products.


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