P1.75-M worth of beauty products, computer parts destroyed in Cavite

Anjo Bagaoisan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 28 2018 06:04 PM

Over P1.75 million worth of forfeited computer parts and beauty products were destroyed by the Bureau of Customs in Kawit, Cavite on Friday.

The BOC said the items came from separate shipments from China abandoned by their consignee in 2017. 

The shipments weighed around 50 tons and filled two 40-footer containers. 

The beauty products and spray bottle caps were misdeclared as houseware and ladies accessories by the 86'ers Enterprise, the agency said. 

The cache of secondhand computer parts was found to violate an environmental regulation requiring permits for imported scrap metals.

Mia Leaño of the BOC-Port of Manila Auction and Cargo Disposal Division said it took a year to condemn the items because of paperwork and permits. 

This a continuation of a series of the bureau's condemnation activities, which it has been doing every week as a transparency measure. 

In September, more than P3 billion worth of forfeited goods has been condemned by the Port of Manila, with the latest being fake personal care products and a labeling machine which were destroyed on Sept. 19.