• BOC seizes P85-M smuggled sugar

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    THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) on Thursday seized 57 container vans of smuggled sugar worth at least P85 million, the biggest apprehension so far this year by the government in terms of volume and value. The shipment from Thailand arrived at the Manila International Container Port in several batches between the months of July and August. Records of the shipment identified the consignee as Global Classe Marketing and Comm. Corporation while the customs broker was identified as a certain Rolando Crave. The consignee declared the sugar as “general merchandize” in violation of Section 2503 of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, and has no import permit from the Sugar Regulatory Administration.

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