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In line with the Bureau of Customs' (BOC) anti-smuggling campaign, the Bureau through the Manila International Container Port's (MICP) Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) and Enforcement and Security Service (ESS) confiscated various items including medical supplies in Binondo, Manila.

The operation was done on April 21, 2021 in coordination with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) through the implemention of a Letter of Authority (LOA) and Mission Order (MO) signed by BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero.

The team inspected the storage facility and discovered various items such as BL Creams, Lotions, Speakers, 3M, and AIDELAI facemasks which are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The seized items were estimated to have a market value of Php 65 Million.

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Further investigation and inventory is being conducted for possible violation of Sec. 1400 of RA 10863 also known as the Customs Modernization and Tarrif Act (CMTA).

The Manila International Container Port (MICP) under the guidance of BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero remains committed in securing the country's borders against smuggled and illegal goods.


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