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Customs to beef up capability vs rice smuggling

Concerned that there would be more attempts to smuggle rice into the country, the Bureau of Customs is acquiring around 20 watercraft that would be used for patrol to prevent crimes committed at sea......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarApr 16th, 2018

Anti-smuggling efforts intensified

Customs officials recently met with their South Korean counterparts and United States drug enforcement authorities in a bid to beef up the Philippines’ anti-smuggling efforts, the Finance department said on Tuesday. In a statement, the department said that Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña discussed ways of strengthening Philippines-US cooperation on drug matters with US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials. [...] The post Anti-smuggling efforts intensified appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

CUSTOMS OFFICIALS IN HOT WATER NBI steps in on rice probe

I will leave it to NBI Director Dante Gierran to determine if his agents down south could do a credible investigation or the Anti-Smuggling Task Force at the head office should do it Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra wants the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to help investigate the disappearance of more than 7,000 sacks of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Trader cries foul over smuggler tag

A rice trader cried foul over an allegation made by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) that he was behind the unlawful importation of at least 200 containers of Thai rice, insisting that his transactions were legal. Jomerito "Jojo" Soliman, owner of Sta. Rosa Farm Products, was recently charged, along with other officials of the company, with allegedly violating Section 1401 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act and Republic Act No. 10845 or the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act. In a statement, Soliman belied reports that the 100,000 sacks of Thai rice he imported were smuggled. Transparent He claimed that he had been transparent in his dealings and even made his intent to impo...Keep on reading: Trader cries foul over smuggler tag.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Rice trader rapped for smuggling

CONTROVERSIAL businessman and rice trader, Jomerito ‘Jojo’ Soliman, is again back in the limelight after the Bureau of Customs (BoC) announced late on Thursday that he and his company are again being sued for rice smuggling. At a press conference at his office, Comm. Isidro Lapeña said aside from Soliman,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Customs charges importer, broker for smuggling P187-M worth of rice from Vietnam

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) has filed charges against an importer and broker for illegally importing 200 containers of rice worth P187 million. Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said charged for violation of Republic Act (RA) 10845 or the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act and RA 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) were the officers of Santa [...] The post Customs charges importer, broker for smuggling P187-M worth of rice from Vietnam appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

BoC chief approves fresh smuggling raps vs traders

BUREAU of Customs (BoC) commissioner, Isidro Lapeña, has approved the filing of smuggling charges against those behind the smuggling of rice from Thailand, Vietnam and China, just hours after visiting a warehouse in Laguna where they are being stored. Accompanied by the media and other bureau officials, Lapeña went to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Customs to create regional anti-smuggling task forces

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) is forming national and regional anti-smuggling task forces to beef up the agency’s operations against illegal traders, Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña announced on Friday, Jan. 26. The nationwide task force will have regional task forces and the first to be created may be in “Zamboanga, where smuggling is reported to […] The post Customs to create regional anti-smuggling task forces appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Jail rice smugllers --Villar

SENATOR Cynthia Villar urged the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and the National Food Authority (NFA) to immediately investigate and file cases against those involved in rice smuggling in the country. This was the reaction of Villar, Senate committee on agriculture and food chair, after the Philippine Coast Guard operatives seized….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Rice smuggling rap non-bailable — Ping

The rice smuggling rap against National Food Administrator Jason Aquino and ex-Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon is the first ever under the Anti-Agricultural Sm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 1st, 2017

DOF, BOC start consultations on IRR for new Customs law

The BOC chief said under the new law, he plans to beef up border security measures, especially in provincial ports to beef up customs collections and prevent smuggling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 17th, 2016

PDEA files raps vs 44 in P11-B ‘shabu’ smuggling; Lapeña spared

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Thursday sought the indictment of one of its former senior officials and 43 others for their alleged role in sneaking into the country P11 billion worth of "shabu" (crystal meth).   The filing of the 38-page complaint for drug smuggling in the Department of Justice (DOJ) against former PDEA Deputy Director General Ismael Fajardo and his coaccused came four months after the incident, which government officials said undermined President Duterte's war on drugs.   The respondents do not include former Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapea, one of Mr. Duterte's most trusted lieutenants on whose watch the alleged drug smuggling...Keep on reading: PDEA files raps vs 44 in P11-B ‘shabu’ smuggling; Lapeña spared.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

China’s help sought to stop cigarette-making machines’ entry

The Department of Finance (DOF) has ordered the country's two biggest tax-collection agencies to coordinate with their Chinese counterparts after machines churning out fake cigarettes locally were traced to have been smuggled from China. In a statement on Sunday, the DOF said Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Caesar Dulay earlier confirmed with Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III that "the illegal tobacco trade has shifted from smuggling cigarettes to producing counterfeit brands here using undocumented cigarette-making machines acquired from China." 'New illicit scheme' Dominguez has thus ordered Dulay and Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrer...Keep on reading: China’s help sought to stop cigarette-making machines’ entry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

PCG, BOC get 2 more patrol boats vs smuggling

Two more French-made patrol boats to be used by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) in their campaign against smuggling arrived at the Subic Freeport Zone on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

NFA allocates P7B to buy palay | Inquirer Business

The National Food Authority (NFA) has set aside P7 billion to buy palay from local farmers next year and beef up its rice inventory. The post NFA allocates P7B to buy palay appeared first on Inquirer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Smuggling at Customs during Bonifacio’s time

There was smuggling as far back as late 1800s. Andres Bonifacio was a clerk at Aduana (Customs) in Manila. He, Jose Rizal, and Graciano Lopez Jaena sneaked contraband in and out. Not for profit, but pour la patrie......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

P50M in smuggled rice, cigarettes seized in Zamboanga

SOME P50 million worth of smuggled rice and cigarettes were seized in Zamboanga by joint operatives of the Bureau of Customs (BoC), the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP),…READ The post P50M in smuggled rice, cigarettes seized in Zamboanga appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Customs starts fuel marking system next year

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is implementing early next year a fuel marking and monitoring scheme to help prevent the smuggling of oil into the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

Senate cites in contempt 4 linked to drug smuggling

  Sen. Richard Gordon cited in contempt four personalities being linked to "shabu" smuggling in the country for being no-shows at the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on the issue on Thursday.   Cited in contempt were former police official Eduardo Acierto, former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Deputy Director General Ismael Fajardo and two officials of trading company SMYD---Marina Signapan and Emily Laquingan.   Consignee   Former customs intelligence officer and now Senate witness Jimmy Guban had pointed to Acierto as the one who ordered him to look for a consignee for imported magnetic lifters later found in Cavite and belie...Keep on reading: Senate cites in contempt 4 linked to drug smuggling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

4 witnesses in Customs drug smuggling case ordered arrested

The Senate Blue Ribbon committee yesterday ordered the arrest of four witnesses in the ongoing inquiry into the smuggling of tons of drugs through the Bureau of Customs months ago......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Customs spokesman denies military takeover of BOC

Customs spokesman Erastus Austria on Wednesday denied reports that the military had entirely taken over operations in Bureau of Customs (BOC). "Yung instructions na directive galing sa pangulo ay to augment ang anti-smuggling efforts and capabilities ng Customs," Austria said in an interview with radio station dzMM. (The directive from the President is only to augment anti-smuggling efforts and capabilities at Customs.) President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered that the Armed Forces of the Philippines would temporarily take over the Bureau of Customs due to the controversies hounding the agency. "They will be replaced, all of them, by military men. It will be a takeover of the Ar...Keep on reading: Customs spokesman denies military takeover of BOC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018