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BOC Seizes Php54 Million Worth of Counterfeit Goods in Quiapo

November 16, 2021

The Bureau of Customs Port of NAIA (BOC-NAIA) and NAIA-Inter-agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG), on November 16, 2021 apprehended the claimant of Php 3.3 Million worth of ecstasy tablets in Taytay, Rizal.

The operation was conducted with the Port of NAIA Enforcement and Security Service Customs Anti-illegal Drugs Task Force (ESS – CAIDTF) as part of the NAIA-IADITG. The shipment originated from Germany and was consigned to a certain “Heart Valerine Garcia Cruz” with an address in Taytay, Rizal.

The shipment was originally declared as a wedding dress but through thorough examination conducted by BOC-NAIA personnel, a total of 1,993 tablets of ecstasy party drugs were discovered which had an estimated market value of Php 3,388,100.00.

The seized illegal drugs have been turned over to PDEA for further investigation and the possible filing of cases for the violation of RA 9165 also known as the Comprehensive Drugs Act as well as RA 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).

As part of its commitment to the directives of BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero, BOC-NAIA has maintained its strong coordination with the other members of NAIA-IADITG which have led to 50 busts for 2021 amounting to a total estimated value of Php 107,026,800.00. The Port of NAIA is determined to continue its border security efforts.

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