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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 »

P3.2M worth of smuggled rice intercepted off Zamboanga City

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Sta. Cruz Island in Zamboanga City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Jay Agoo

Government authorities on Wednesday seized some P3.2 million worth of allegedly smuggled Jasmine rice from a vessel they had intercepted off Sta. Cruz Island here on Wednesday.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | 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 »

$10M worth of smuggled elephant tusks destroyed

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CRUSHED  At least 5 tons of smuggled elephant tusks worth an estimated $10 million are destroyed by a road roller in support of a global effort to stop the illegal ivory trade. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Environment officials on Friday led the crushing of some five tons of smuggled elephant tusks worth an estimated $10 million in a symbolic move to show the seriousness of the Philippine campaign to stop the “blood ivory” trade.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lapid’s wife back in PH after US probation for cash smuggling—immigration exec

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Sen. Lito Lapid and his wife Marissa. FILE PHOTO

The wife of Senator Lito Lapid is back in the country, the Bureau of Immigration said Friday.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

BOC files drug complaint vs Nigerian national

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

The Bureau of Customs (BOC)) on Thursday filed smuggling complaint and a violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 against a Nigerian national for bringing into the country P24 million worth of methampethamine hydro chloride or shabu.

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | 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 »

Charging China demand drives deadly ivory trade

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Surrounded by sculptures carved from the white tusks of African elephants — which are being slaughtered in their tens of thousands — Beijing saleswoman Chen Yu says the ivory trade is thriving.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Lapid’s wife gets 3 years probation in US

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Sen. Lito Lapid and his wife Marissa. FILE PHOTO

The wife of Sen. Lito Lapid felt “very relieved” that her cash smuggling case is over following her sentencing by the US district court to three years of probation, said her lawyer Eliot Krieger. The probation period includes five months of home confinement.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

BOC to pursue probe of alleged toxic waste shipment from Manila to South Korea

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Ruffy Biazon, Customs, Fake Chinese Beer

The Bureau of Customs is looking into the alleged shipment in May 2012 of 14 containers of toxic waste from the Manila International Container Port (MICP) to Pusan, South Korea, via the southern Taiwanese port of Kaohsiung.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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