BOC-Davao seizes luxury vehicle concealed as used car parts

BOC-Davao seizes luxury vehicle concealed as used car parts

MANILA — In coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency XI (PDEA), Seaport Interdiction Unit, and the Davao City Police Office (DCPO), the Bureau of Customs-Port of Davao, intercepted a luxury car misdeclared as used automobile parts following a joint physical examination conducted on September 1, 2022.

The discovery of the smuggled luxury vehicle stemmed from the intelligence report that was received from the Philippine National Police-Sasa Police Station.

During the opening of the container, its front content showed various used automobile parts but a deeper probe revealed one (1) unit of a white Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

Furthermore, the said shipment was also inspected by elements of the PDEA Region XI for possible smuggling of drugs in the said vehicle. A thorough physical examination yielded negative of illegal substances.

District Collector Atty. Erastus Sandino B. Austria, CESO V, through the intelligence information given by PNP-Sasa, immediately issued an alert order against the subject shipment.

Based on its shipping documents, the shipment arrived from China on August 31, 2022, and was consigned to JJCTD Import and Export Trading Corp. The estimated value of the seized luxury vehicle is P15,308,486.14.

A Warrant of Seizure and Detention has been issued against the shipment for violation of Section 1400 concerning Section 1113 of R.A. 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).

In line with the directive of Commissioner Yogi Filemon L. Ruiz, to relentlessly protect the borders, BOC is continuously strengthening coordination with partner law enforcement agencies, by bolstering information sharing to thwart the smuggling of anti-social commodities.

(Kiara Lauren Ibanez/BC/ai/mtvn)

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