VILLANUEVA, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 27 July) – Bureau of Customs officials on Wednesday seized five container vans with highly taxable goods that include two Mercedes Benzes and the legendary Porsche 911 car, used clothing and meat, all valued at P11 million.
The container vans were opened by Customs officials and the media at the Mindanao International Container Terminal in this municipality.
The renewed campaign against smuggling came after Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon threatened to shoot corrupt personnel in the BOC.
“That is the instruction of Commissioner Faeldon. We do not want it to happen first at the BOC regional office,” said Alvin Enciso, BOC chief intelligence officer.
BOC collector Marvin Mison said the consignees and their brokers are being investigated.
He said a certain Rodolf Golez is being investigated for the van containing two Mercedes Benz 280 SL sedans and the Porsche 911 car, all three with a total declared value of P4 million.
Mison identified the owner of the container vans full of blankets, pillow cases, curtains, bed sheets and used clothing from Korea as Gamma Gray Marketing from Manila.
For the vans containing frozen meat from France, Mison said UML Farm and Trading Corporation from Manila is being investigated.
“We will dispose the frozen meat as soon as possible because it is showing signs of spoilage already,” Mison said.