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What seizure? Car importers cry foul

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Port Irene in Cagayan Freeport Sta. Ana, Cagayan. A big-time contractor, who has close personal and business ties to the former chief of staff of Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and her family, cornered the bulk of P5 billion in state largesse given to the Cagayan Freeport in the last five years. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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A group of car importers based in Port Irene in Cagayan on Saturday protested the statements made by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) that portrayed them as car smugglers.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japanese apprehended at Naia for failing to declare 53 million Yen

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NAIA terminal 3. FILE PHOTO

A Japanese national was intercepted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for failing to declare that he was carrying 53-million Yen, equivalent to about P21 million, upon his arrival in Manila from Tokyo, Japan, late Tuesday night.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

South African slapped with drug raps over cocaine haul at NAIA

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Customs chief Ruffy Biazon. Photo by RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

The Bureau of Customs filed drug smuggling charges before the Department of Justice against a South African national who was caught carrying 8.5 kilos of cocaine by alert BOC personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) two weeks ago.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Info sought on Fil-Ams in alleged gunrunning

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Two of three Maralit brothers pose with their high-powered firearms in these photos, copies of which were forwarded to the Inquirer from the US Attorney’s Office that have them and other pictures as evidence.  Rex and Wilfredo Maralit who work for the New York Police Department and Customs Border Protection respectively were arrested separately in the US and charged with smuggling weapons to the Philippines. A third brother, Ariel, is in Manila and at large. PHOTOS FROM US ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has asked the United States government for documents on the importation of high-powered firearms into the Philippines allegedly by three Filipino-American brothers to determine if they had accomplices in the country.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Seized 160,000 sacks of rice auctioned off for over P211M in Cebu

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The Bureau of Customs formally seized the shipment of smuggled Indian rice.  FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Customs in Cebu auctioned off on Wednesday 160 million sacks of rice for over P211 million, which were among rice shipments from Vietnam that were seized by the BOC earlier in 2013.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines first in Asia to destroy ivory tusks

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The Philippines began destroying five tons of elephant tusks on Friday in a landmark event aimed at shedding its image as one of the world’s worst hotspots for illegal African ivory trading.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

BOC inks pact with Russia, Netherlands

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Ruffy Biazon, Customs, Fake Chinese Beer

The Russian Federation and the Netherlands have joined the growing list of countries that have forged customs cooperation agreements with the Philippines.

Posted: April 30th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

P1.2-B rice shipment seized in Cebu

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Ruffy Biazon, Customs, Fake Chinese Beer

Amid calls for his head for allegedly failing to stop smuggling, Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon on Friday disclosed that the Bureau of Customs had foiled an attempt to smuggle into the country rice worth P1.2 billion through the Port of Cebu.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Regional cooperation to stop smuggling of fuel, says Osmeña

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Senator Sergio Osmeña III

Sen. Serge Osmeña said on Thursday the Philippines should seek regional cooperation to stop the entry of smuggled petroleum products into the country, reportedly mainly from Malaysia and Indonesia.

Posted: April 5th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

BOC asks Laos Embassy to justify importation of 3 exotic sports cars

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has asked the embassy of Laos to justify its duty-free importation of three high-end sports cars—a Ferrari Spider and two Lamborghini Aventadors.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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