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BoC captures hundreds of Balikbayan boxes

Hundreds of undeclared Balikbayan boxes were seized at Manila International Container Port. (Screen grabbed from internet)
Hundreds of undeclared Balikbayan boxes were seized at the Manila International Container Port. (Screen grabbed from internet)

The Bureau of Customs has been flooded with criticisms in recent weeks for its implementation of randomly inspecting Balikbayan boxes, which was halted after President Benigno Aquino III intervened.

However, on Wednesday, to prove that there is no personal motive behind the previous policy but only to make sure that Balikbayan boxes are not used for smuggling, BoC held 402 alleged undeclared boxes containing assorted goods from Singapore.

The said boxes contained an estimated value of PhP1.7 million.

 

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