Port of Batangas intercepts misdeclared crusher machine worth P29.65M

Port of Batangas intercepts misdeclared crusher machine worth P29.65M

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) – Port of Batangas seized 11 containers of knocked down crusher machine with an estimated value of Php29.65 Million consigned to Merchamps Empire Ltd. Co. processed by licensed Customs Broker Daryl F. Santos.

The shipment arrived at the Port of Batangas from Shanghai, China on August 11, 2020 declared as Steel Prefab Frame and Crusher Machine Spare Parts. A spot-check examination revealed that the shipment appears to be a knocked down crusher machine for assembly.

An alert order was then issued by District Collector Atty. Ma. Rhea M. Gregorio on August 18. After 100% examination of the containers, it was confirmed that it housed the following parts: Cone Crusher, Sand Washing Machine, Feeder, Low Voltage Power Distribution, Counters, Cable, Mantle, Concave, Ball Tile, Cone Head, Sealing, Pressure Ring, Pressure Cap, Lock Bolt, Spring Seat, Bolts, Locking Cylinder, Protective Cylinder, Jaw Crusher, Screen, Conveyor, Hopper, Steel Frames, Discharge Hopper, Jaw Plates, Lining Plates, Toggle, V- belts, Toggle Seat, Foundry Weight, Tension rods, Springs and Screen Mesh. All these parts when assembled would be a working crusher machine.

Kiara Lauren Ibanez / BENJAMIN CUARESMA

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