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South Korea’s toxic waste to be “re-exported” to port of origin on January 9

THE governments of the Philippines and South Korea have reached agreement that will ensure the repatriation of some 6,500 tons of mixed wastes stranded at Misamis Oriental to their origin in Pyeongtaek City this January. At a press conference jointly called by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the EcoWaste Coalition, Mr. John Simon, Port […]


Duterte puts customs under military control over failure to stop drug shipments

By RT PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte put the Bureau of Customs temporarily under military control after two large shipments of illegal drugs slipped past the agency through the port of Manila. (Read More: http://beyonddeadlines.com/2018/10/23/pdea-stands-behind-it-accuracy-on-impurity-profiling-of-seized-drug-evidence/) Duterte made the announcement late Sunday in Davao City before an audience that included visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. The president […]


Mga salamisim 14*

HINDI magpapatuloy ang bentahan ng metamphetamine hydrochloride o shabu sa kalye kung walang malaking sindikato sa likod nito at hindi naman makatitindig ang sindikato kung walang makapangyarihang pul-politiko o negosyante ang nasa likod nito, iyan ang totoo. Dahil dito ay naniniwala ang Usaping Bayan na tama si Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Aaron Aquino […]


BOC turns over used clothing to DSWD, seized drugs as well as live snake

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Thursday has turned over about 120 boxes of abandoned clothes and pillows, bedding and blankets to the Department of Social Welfare and Development for use of Typhoon Ompong victims. BOC Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the items and personal effects came from delayed luggage […]


More illegal drugs seize at NAIA

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs on Thursday has seized more than PhP15.496 million worth of illegal substance at the Central Mail Exchange Center and Federal Express (FedEx) warehouses. Port of NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) District Collector Carmelita Talusan and Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña presented the methamphetamine hydrochloride otherwise known as shabu […]


Customs to fast track foreign aid clearance

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport will prioritize the facilitation of all incoming international aid for victims of super typhoon Ompong. Port of NAIA District Collector Carmelita Talusan said the customs will fast track clearances for foreign relief goods like sleeping mats, blankets, hygiene and shelter kits and sort of […]


BoC turned over some PhP37 million worth of seized illegal drugs to PDEA

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs recently has turned over to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency some PhP37.3 million worth of illegal drugs it earlier seized from the bonded warehouses of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The BoC haul consisted of 5,239 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu which were concealed in various items […]


Illegal drugs worth PhP4.3 billion intercepted and seized at Manila’s North Harbor

COMBINED operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Philippine National Police and the Bureau of Customs on Monday have intercepted and seized a shipment of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu with an estimated value of PhP4.3 billion at the North Harbor of Manila International Container Port. The alleged illegal drugs, weighing approximately 500 kilograms, […]


BoC seized two luxury cars at the NAIA due to alleged violation of importation laws

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Thursday seized two preowned Porsche Boxster from Germany after its alleged consignee, Don Bosco Technical Institute of Makati Inc., failed to produce the necessary importation papers for the luxury vehicles. Customs District III Collector Carmelita Talusan said the used vehicles, Porsche Boxster […]


PH BoC preparing to auction a multi-million peso passenger aircraft to recover unpaid obligations

By Benjie Lim Vergara BUREAU of Customs authorities on Monday finally seized a passenger aircraft which was grounded last year for non-payment of import duties and taxes at the time of importation. BoC Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the previous importer of the aircraft, a British-made BAE 146-100 with registry number RP-C8538, failed to settle its […]