Huli! Fabric shipment turns out to be P25M smuggled food
It turns out that fabric is the new code word being used by smugglers.
The Bureau of Customs has intercepted multiple shipments at the Manila International Container Port which turned out to be carrying misdeclared items.
In a statement, the bureau said P25 million worth of illegal shipments were apprehended, which contained agricultural products, liquors, auto and aircraft parts, and other general merchandise.
A total of 11 shipments were held at the port for misdeclaration and lack of required import permits.
The cargo was declared as fabrics and lead lamps, among others.