MANILA – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has apprehended illegal items including Chinese cigarettes and medicines, amounting to PHP70 million in a warehouse in Parañaque City.
In a statement, the bureau said a team consisting of members of the Manila International Container Port’s Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service, Philippine Coast Guard, and the National Bureau of Investigation inspected a facility located along Quirino Avenue in Tambo on January 18.
The seized items at the warehouse include a surgical masks, foodstuff, footwear and garments.
The BOC is conducting further investigation and inventory for case buildup and filing of charges. (PNA)