The Metropolitan Trial Court – National Judicial Capital Region Branch 24 rendered its verdict on September 8, 2023, declaring Divina Bisco Aguilar, the proprietor of Real Mart, guilty of violating Customs laws by misdeclaring a shipment of carrots as frozen pastry buns. This conviction resulted from a criminal complaint filed by the BOC on September 10, 2020, with the Department of Justice (DOJ).
The specialized training in customs laboratory processes was joined by the BOC team, led by Atty. Yasser Ismail A. Abbas, CESO IV, Director III of the Imports and Assessment Service (IAS). It was hosted by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Korea International Cooperation Services (KOICS), Korean Central Customs Laboratory (KCCL), and Korea Customs Service (KCS).
In furtherance of the strengthened campaign of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) against illegal drugs, the BOC-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), in collaboration with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG), apprehended two (2) travellers found with cocaine concealed inside their luggage.
The Bureau of Customs—Port of Subic, in collaboration with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and the Department of Justice (DOJ), has successfully intercepted an attempt to smuggle narcotics valued at P3.8 billion.
Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Bienvenido Y. Rubio, together with other key officials of the BOC, met with Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday, September 21, 2023, to provide comprehensive updates on the agency’s recent accomplishments and ongoing initiatives. These meetings are part of the DOF’s ongoing weekly engagements with the BOC and the Bureau of Internal Revenue to ensure efficient coordination.
The Bureau of Customs – Port of Zamboanga, in coordination with the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS), Enforcement and Security Service (ESS), Water Patrol Division, TG Aduana SWM/BARMM, and the Coast Guard Inspector General – Southwestern Mindanao (CGIG-SWM), seized a vessel loaded with smuggled fuel products worth Php 5.8 million at Brgy. Cawit, Zamboanga City last September 9, 2023.
President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. praised the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) strong stand against smuggling during the successful turnover of P42 million worth of rice to selected government agencies and beneficiaries on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.
A joint inspection led by the Bureau of Customs (BOC), Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS), Enforcement and Security Service (ESS), Port of Manila (POM), Legal Service, Philippine Coast Guard and Brgy. Officials, was conducted in two warehouses—one in Pulang Lupa, Las Pinas, and another in Bacoor, Cavite—on Thursday, September 14, 2023.
The Bureau of Customs-Port of Zamboanga (BOC-POZ) forfeited 42,180 sacks of rice worth P42 million, following a raid of a warehouse in Brgy. San Jose Gusu, Zamboanga City.
Highlighting its unwavering commitment to ensure a fast and secured movement of imported goods, the Bureau of Customs Port of Cebu, under the leadership of its District Collector, Atty. Ricardo Uy Morales II, CESE, engaged in a productive focused group discussion (FGD) on 31 August 2023 with the members of the Serious and Organized Crime Threat Assessments (SOCTA) Research Team of the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC).