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Taiwanese boat crew faces smuggle raps

In this Jan. 22, 2013 photo released by the Philippine Coast Guard, coast guard divers approach the USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper, to assess the situation after it ran aground last week off Tubbataha Reef. AP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

BOC stumped on rotting smuggled garbage from Canada


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.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Wanted Iranian dies in NBI custody


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.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaysia hunts 2 Filipinos for smuggle try of turtle eggs

Sea turtle.  AFP/Rina Bernabe/Conservation International

Malaysian marine police foiled an alleged attempt to smuggle turtle eggs into Sabah by two Filipinos last Friday, the Star online reported.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

50,000 kilos of smuggled garlic seized in Batangas port


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.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »