BOC Cebu-Subport Mactan seizes flower seeds ‘smuggled’ from Indonesia

Doris C. Bongcac 03/22/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Various flowers seeds that were believed to have been smuggled from Indonesia were confiscated by personnel of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Cebu-Subport of Mactan because of lack of sanitary and phytosanitary import…

Port of Cebu condemns smuggled, counterfeit cigarettes worth over P90M

Doris C. Bongcac 07/10/2021

MANDAUE CITY, CEBU – The Bureau of Customs Port of Cebu destroyed over P90 million worth of smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes that were shipped to Cebu from China last month. The 1,804 master cases of cigarettes were…

CSBT to improve security after entry of smuggled firearms

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/17/2018

The management of Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) has admitted that the lack of security measures caused the entry of at least 46 smuggled automatic pistols on Saturday (July 14). Terminal manager Joey Herrera identified the arrested…

BOC seizes P2.5M worth of smuggled motorcycles, bicycles and excavator

Ador Mayol 06/07/2018

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized four motorcycles, two bicycles, and an excavator with a value of at least P2.5 million in an inspection at the Cebu International Port on Thursday. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said…

Feds say PH-bound Quiboloy exec smuggled cash

AP 02/18/2018

HONOLULU — A woman headed for the Philippines aboard a private jet that was also carrying Kingdom of Jesus Christ leader Apollo Quiboloy lied about the amount of cash she had when inspectors found $335,000 in her…

DENR-7: Cebu hot spot of smuggled wildlife

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 02/14/2018

CEBU is one of the hot spots for wildlife smuggling. This is according to an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7). Ariel Rica, chief of the Enforcement Division of the…

No gifts

Editorial 12/12/2017

It may be downright tightfisted and Scrooge-like, but the Provincial Warden’s decision not to allow families of inmates to bring gifts during their annual holiday visits on Dec. 25 and 26 is not only practical but necessary…

160 container vans yield smuggled SUVs, agri products

Nestle L. Semilla 11/24/2017

TWENTY high-end SUVs — Toyota Land Cruisers — inside 10 container vans worth P80 million were among the smuggled items in 160 container vans confiscated by the Bureau of Customs-Cebu yesterday. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena estimated the…

BOC seizes P160-M worth of smuggled items

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc, Nestle L. Semilla 11/24/2017

CEBU CITY—At least P160 million worth of smuggled items from three different countries were seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Cebu City on Friday. These included luxury vehicles, agricultural products and tiles placed inside 160…

Thailand seizes 422 pieces of smuggled elephant tusks

AP 03/09/2017

BANGKOK — Thai authorities have seized 422 pieces of elephant tusks and arrested a Gambian man suspected of smuggling the ivory, customs officials said Tuesday. The cut-up tusks were hidden in a shipment listed as unprocessed gemstones,…

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