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Smuggled Carrots Seized in Manila Port

Smuggled carrots seized in Manila port.

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) through the Intelligence Group and the Manila International Container Port (MICP), seized smuggled carrots consigned to Silverpop Dry Goods Trading with an estimated value of Php 4 million. This was the result of the physical examination conducted on June 14, 2022 at the designated examination area of the Port.

The District Collector of the Port issued an Alert Order against the 2×40′ containers said to contain steamed buns upon the recommendation of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS)-MICP Field Station.

Warrant of Seizure and Detention was issued against the shipment for violation of Section 117, “Regulated Importation and Exportation” and Section 1400, “Misdeclaration, Misclassification, Undervaluation in Goods Declaration”, in relation to Section 1113, “Property Subject to Seizure and Forfeiture” of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

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