Bureau of Customs in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Bureau of Customs in the Philippines


Customs seizes P33 million in smuggled goods

May 07, 2018 - 4:20 PM

The smuggled goods include makeup, sacks of rice, office chairs, and used clothing or ukay-ukay

P33-M worth of various goods seized in two Manila ports. Photos from Bureau of Customs

Faeldon to 'corrupt' politicians: Shame on you

Aug 02, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon refuses to name these politicians with unreasonable requests to the Bureau of Customs but tells them to stop their corrupt ways

NICANOR FAELDON. Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon holds a press briefing at Bureau of Customs Office in Port Area, Manila on August 2, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler.

Customs seizes P2.7M worth of iPhones from Chinese passenger

Jul 30, 2017 - 11:40 PM

The passenger is intercepted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and caught carrying 61 iPhone 7 Plus units without the required permit

SEIZED. Jaybee Raul Cometa, head of X-Ray Inspection Project Unit, recommended a warrant of seizure and detention for violation of an NTC memorandum circular and the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act. File photo from BOC

P1.125B worth of liquid meth seized in latest raid

Jun 01, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Raids yielding huge amounts of illegal drugs have become frequent since President elect Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his tough stance against illegal drugs

Canada trash in Manila port now at 98 container vans

May 22, 2015 - 10:30 AM

The Bureau of Customs discovers 48 more container vans of plastic scraps stranded at the Manila port sent by a company based in Ontario Canada

NOT A DUMPSITE. On May 4, 2015, Environmentalists tell President Benigno Aquino III to remind Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper that container vans of garbage from Canada are still stranded in Philippine ports. Photo by Gigie Cruz/BAN Toxics

Bureau of Customs: A few good men

Jun 12, 2014 - 11:17 AM

Stronger participatory governance in the Bureau of Customs could be the best safeguard for sustaining reforms beyond 2016

'Ecstasy' parcel of suspected 7107 supplier seized

Apr 08, 2014 - 5:01 PM

It s the second parcel intercepted by authorities intended for the same supplier believed to be a major distributor of the illegal club drug in Metro Manila and neighboring areas

ECSTACY. Philippine authorities count Ecstacy tablets seized from an online seller. File photo courtesy of the BOC

Rappler Newscast | November 29, 2013

Nov 29, 2013 - 9:57 PM

Customs chief 33 others face pork barrel scam charges PH will work with allies as China stirs up tensions Protesters storm public buildings in Thailand

Abono's smuggling claim 'inaccurate' - biz group

Apr 18, 2013 - 5:47 PM

The Federation of Philippine Industries debunks allegations made by partylist group Abono that billions of pesos are lost to smuggling each year

DEBUNKED. A business group said that Abono's claim that billions in duties are lost due to smuggling is "inaccurate, if not misleading." Photo from BOC's website