By Ernesto M. Ordoñez
Since smugglers are rarely penalized, the Alyansa Agrikultura has recommended since its founding in 2003 that smugglers not be given the opportunity to get back their smuggled goods through auction. Except for rice and sugar, this policy has been generally implemented.
By Tina G. Santos
The Bureau of Customs grossed P4.7 million from auctioning off some 676,350 kilograms of smuggled garlic that it had seized in June.
By Niña P. Calleja
The Bureau of Customs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport has foiled an attempt to smuggle into the country over P4-million worth of watches concealed in at least six balikbayan boxes coming from Dubai.
By the staff
A new scheme to flood the local market with imported corn—without paying the correct customs tariffs, that is—is seen threatening local farmers.
The local chambers of Japanese and American firms have taken up the cudgels for their respective tobacco-manufacturing members to ask the government to stop the makers of “illicit” cigarettes currently flooding the market.