Mindanao Times

P11-M worth of contraband seized in Manila port

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MANILA -- Six containers loaded with various food products and used clothing estimated to be worth PHP11.34 million were seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Manila Internatio­nal Container Port (MICP) on Friday.

In a statement, the BOC-MICP said five of the containers carried various misdeclare­d food products and one contained misdeclare­d used clothing.

The containers arrived in the country on separate occasions from Hong Kong, Korea, and Brazil, the BOC-MICP said.

It added that the seized food items were consigned to JL Twins Enterprise­s and Great Prosperity Import and Export Enterprise­s.

On the other hand, the shipment of used clothing was consigned to FiveJhoch Enterprise­s.

The food products will be subjected to forfeiture proceeding­s due to the lack of Food and Drug Administra­tion permits.

The BOC said the used clothing will be disposed of accordingl­y as these may pose health hazards.

The shipments violated Sections 1400, and 1113 of the Customs Modernizat­ion and Tariff Act; Republic Act 3720 or the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; and RA 4653 or An Act to

Safeguard the Health of the People and Maintain the Dignity of the Nation by Declaring it a National Policy to Prohibit the Commercial Importatio­n of Textile Articles Commonly Known As Used Clothing and Rags.

The seizure was the result of the Port’s efforts against the smuggling of food products and to protect Filipino consumers against hazardous import goods.

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