BOC foils entry of luxury cars worth P16M PortCalls Asia

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The Bureau of Customs thwarted an alleged attempt to smuggle into the country three luxury vehicles worth an estimated P16 million via the Manila International Container Port on June 9 Based on information gathered, a pre-lodgment control order was issued against the shipment A 100% examination of the container revealed a brand-new Land Cruiser, a 2016 Nissan GTR, and a 2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 A warrant of seizure and detention was issued against the shipment while investigation and filing of charges are underway The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has foiled an alleged attempt to smuggle into the Philippines three luxury vehicles worth an estimated P16 million through the Manila International Container Port (MICP) on June 9.
Based on information gathered, BOC-MICP district collector Romeo Allan Rosales issued a pre-lodgment control order against the shipment consigned to ADFINEST Marketing Corp.
A 100% examination of the container revealed one brand-new Land Cruiser, one 2016 Nissan GTR, and one 2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
A warrant of seizure and detention was issued against the shipment while investigation and filing of charges are underway for possible violation of Section 1400 (Misdeclaration) in relation to Section 1113 (Property Subject to Seizure and Forfeiture) of Republic Act No. 10863, or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act, as well as for the lack of authority to import from the Department of Trade and Industry.
Recently, BOC-MICP also seized three suspected smuggled vehicles worth an estimated P20 million on June 2 and apprehended four sports cars on May 26. BOC said the latest apprehensions are part of BOC-MICP’s Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service’s Coplan Tsekot aimed at curbing smuggling of vehicles through MICP.

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