MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Tuesday seized some P61 million worth of fake cosmetics, perfumes, shoes and other goods, whose values were underdeclared, at the Port of Manila.
Led by Customs Comissioner Ruffy Biazon, the bureau confiscated 270 pieces of power cables; 29,286 patch cords; and 96 pieces of panel boards, made by ZTE Corp. Hong Kong, with a value of P25.7 million.
The goods were still in a 40-foot container van at the port.
A separate container van yielded 16 Mini Cooper bodies worth P8 million, but were declared as spare parts.
Authorities identified the consignee of both shipments as SEC Trading.
The bureau also seized P26 million worth of fake perfumes, cosmetics and shoes in two 40-foot container vans consigned to Golden Rainbow Enterprises.
Also confiscated were yarns worth P1.5 million from consignee Fao Fulien Ware and Luggage Corp.
The yarns were supposed to be illegally diverted to another consignee, Eco Food Corporation. --reports from Noel Alamar, dzMM; and Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News