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P244 million worth of counterfeit protective wear, medical equipment, and fake medicine claiming to cure the coronavirus manage to get to the Philippines
The car parts which came from China, are repacked and mislabeled as 'made in Japan'
Post clearance audits help ensure proper duties and taxes are collected on shipments in compliance with Bureau of Customs regulations, even after the release of shipments
(UPDATED) The Bureau of Customs says it has been looking into the alleged smuggling operations of Omnibus Biomedical System, Inc. which earned the ire of President Rodrigo Duterte for supposedly selling overpriced medical equipment to government. Omnibus denied the allegations.
Customs Administrative Order 07-2020 will speed up the clearance of tax and duty-exempt importation of urgently needed personal protective equipment and medical goods amid the coronavirus pandemic
The BOC gives the store owners 15 days to present importation documents. The seized items include face masks, gloves, goggles, alcohol, and thermal scanners, which have been sold at much higher prices since the coronavirus outbreak began.
Those whose accreditation will expire are given a month from the lifting of the enhanced community quarantine to submit their application for renewal
As an alternative, the agency advises donors to find a consignee that already has a tax exemption certificate
A Customs examiner intercepts a passenger from Kota Kinabalu with bundles of Philippine peso bills in his luggage
It could have been retired servicemen now working for private security companies whom the Bureau of Customs spotted escorting syndicates' couriers at the airport, says AFP spokesperson Edgard Arevalo
The Bureau of Customs says couriers of dirty money working for two criminal groups were able to waltz through airport security with police and military escorts
All of the container’s contents are to be destroyed and buried at the importer’s warehouse compound after disposal plans are finalized, the Bureau of Customs says
The National Bureau of Investigation says the officials violated the anti-graft law and the law prohibiting the importation of hazardous wastes
Authorities arrest 20 Chinese and 100 Filipino workers suspected to be behind the illegal operation
'No orders have been issued as of the moment,' says Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, in response to reports that Customs chief Rey Leonardo Guerrero has been replaced by Special Envoy to China William Lima, a Davao-based businessman
Weighing a total of 20.8 kilograms, the seizure is one of the biggest drug hauls of the Bureau of Customs in 2019
The Bureau of Customs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport says it intercepted two similar shipments from Cambodia last October
The success comes despite the Philippines halting the importation of meat products from countries where pigs have caught the African Swine Fever
The Bureau of Customs inside the Subic Bay Freeport breaches collection targets, thanks companies which contributed to this achievement
Authorities intercept more or less 8 kilograms of shabu from the passenger who arrived from Siam Reap, Cambodia, via Flight 5J 528
The suspect, who was on a Philippine Airlines flight from Hanoi, Vietnam, escapes as customs agents try to check his luggage. He is eventually captured in Tarlac.
The President has said he still believes in Nicanor Faeldon, despite many controversies he was embroiled in
Occupying 3 key government positions since July 2016, Nicanor Faeldon has had more than his usual share of troubles
The importation of used cell phones and accessories in bulk or for commercial use is not allowed
The Bureau of Customs says 27 other officials have been served show cause orders for suspected underperformance and corruption
One of the sacked Bureau of Customs personnel is connected to a case of smuggled shabu worth P1.8 billion
(UPDATED) The Bureau of Customs says based on initial reports, the attack on the female employees in Magallanes village 'might have been an attempt to abduct or rob the victims'
Authorities intercepted electronic devices such as Apple iPhones, iPads, Mi Brand, and Samsung devices
Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero and a few other Customs officials face graft and usurpation complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra directs the National Bureau of Investigation to 'conduct a thorough investigation and case build-up on the alleged graft and corrupt practices in the Bureau of Customs'
(UPDATED) Customs officials may face preventive suspensions as the investigation progresses, says Ombudsman Samuel Martires
The fake fashion items bore luxury brands such as Armani, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton
'I do not want them back,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in his 4th State of the Nation Address
President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Customs officials and employees accused of corruption a week after he announced that they would be relieved
The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the Philippines a third time in its decade-long cigarette export dispute against Thailand
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte wants the BOC employees to 'report to Malacañang' as they are investigated for corruption
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the names of those facing administrative and criminal charges will be disclosed 'at the appropriate time
Customs finds the firearms cache abandoned inside the DHL warehouse
(UPDATED) The Bureau of Customs lists properties and equipment worth P9.887 billion, but the physical count turns up only P208.06 million worth – a discrepancy of P9.63 billion
At the Port of Manila, 105 containers worth P69.68 million 'were illegally released without proper authorization,' depriving the government of additional revenues, COA says in its 2018 audit report on the Bureau of Customs
The Kush marijuana is hidden in tortilla chips packaging
EXCLUSIVE: Documents show PDEA and BOC failed to flag a drug-packed January 2019 shipment. They put it up for auction in April, then found illegal drugs in it after 'raiding' its buyer in May.
Senator Panfilo Lacson says while Customs Commissioner Rey Guerrero remains 'untainted by corruption,' there are questionable characters like sacked district collector Vener Baquiran who have been reappointed to the agency
New Customs Deputy Commissioner Vener Baquiran served as Manila International Container Port district collector for a few months last year, or until he was sacked over the shabu shipment mess
Customs officials discover a 20-inch reticulated python concealed in a bluetooth speaker
Customs officials say the 34 containers were misdeclared to contain floor mats and plastic covering
The Bureau of Customs says this shows their commitment 'to address trade challenges'
The Bureau of Customs finds 757 tarantulas concealed in gift-wrapped oatmeal and cookies which came from Poland
(UPDATED) The 276 kilos of drugs are hidden in a 40-foot container van that was declared to contain plastic resin