After fake cigarettes, Customs raids Bulacan warehouses for rice
Is this province becoming a hideout for contraband?
The Bureau of Customs joined the crusade against illegal rice imports at a time when prices of the staple are soaring.
In a statement, the bureau said it discovered around 125,000 sacks of imported rice inside seven warehouses at the Federal Corporation (FedCor) Compound in Barangay Ibayo, Marilao, Bulacan.
The rice are supposedly smuggled in from Thailand, China and India and are worth P300 million.
“Customs authorities are waiting for the warehouse owners, lessee or the owner of the imported goods to present proof that payment of duties and taxes has been made for the imported rice,” the bureau said as they step in to guard against smuggling of the crop.
These hoarders won’t have it easy!