The government is expected to file smuggling charges against the Taiwanese skipper and six crew members of a wooden-hulled fishing boat caught last week by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) after it allegedly dropped off some 2,000 boxes of illegally imported cigarettes at the Currimao port in Ilocos Norte.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
The Bureau of Customs has “no game plan” for the 50 container vans of garbage from Canada, which have remained unclaimed for more than a year now and decaying fast at the Manila International Container Port, posing health and environmental risks to Manila residents.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
An Iranian national arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation on the request of the US Department of Justice after he was indicted in a US court for being part of a conspiracy to smuggle to Iran about 20 tons of specialized steel “with nuclear applications” died Monday evening of cardiac arrest, an NBI official said.
Malaysian marine police foiled an alleged attempt to smuggle turtle eggs into Sabah by two Filipinos last Friday, the Star online reported.
By Maricar Cinco
Around 50,000 to 60,000 kilos of imported garlic were seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Batangas port in Batangas City on Wednesday.