Smuggled sugar seized at Manila port


Manila: The sugar smuggling case is on the rise in Philippines. In a recent crackdown, refined sugar worth P54 million smuggled as hardware fitting material from China was seized by the Bureau Of Customs (BOC) at Manila port. It arrived at the Port of Manila in August and September this year.

They had been declared as steel, tek screws, clamps, and nails, among others. According to the reports, the shipment from China was consigned to RZTREC and TRACLEF Trading.

The BOC said in a statement, the sugar, shipped in 48 containers, was seized for violation of Section 1400 in relation to Section 117 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act, and the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act of 2016.

Earlier in the month of November, BOC had seized eight shipping containers of smuggled sugar at a port of Manila.

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