BOC seizes P.5-M pearls at NAIA

The Philippine Star - - NEWS - Eve­lyn Ma­cairan

The Bureau of Cus­toms (BOC) has con­fis­cated P500,000 worth of pearl neck­laces at the Ni­noy Aquino In­ter­na­tional Air­port (NAIA) Ter­mi­nal 2.

In a state­ment yes­ter­day, the BOC said the pearls were brought into the coun­try by An­sari Has­san from Hong Kong on March 28.

Agents of the BOC En­force­ment Group seized the pearls after Has­san failed to pay taxes for the items, X-ray in­spec­tion project di­rec­tor Maj. Jay­bee Raul Cometa said.

Au­thor­i­ties de­tected the pearls weigh­ing 8.42 ki­los as the items passed through the X-ray machines.

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