The Customs Bureau (BOC) said on Thursday it had seized apparently counterfeit goods for the P800 million worth of used clothing market from a warehouse in the city of Valenzuela.
The BoC said Monday it raided a warehouse on Omega Street in Valencuela and found the BoC’s Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service-Intellectual Property Rights Division (CIIS-IPRD) in Manila Port, National Bureau of Investigation. , And the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
In the warehouse, the team carries counterfeit products from other brands, including Mickey Mouse, Tribal, Jag, Nike, Adidas, Jordan, Honda, Dior and Louis Vuitton.
The bureau said it was investigating possible violations of the Republic Act 4653, which bans the import of used clothing and rags, and the Philippine Intellectual Property Code, or Republic Act 8293, which deals with copyright infringement.
The BoC also mentioned possible violations of the Philippine Consumer Act, or Republic Act 7394, and the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act, or Republic Act 10863.
Separately, the BOC said on Thursday that it had seized a consignment of methamphetamine hydrochloride worth 3. 3.4 million on April 6, known as the road.ShabuThe consignment, originating from South Korea, was labeled as containing “diaper bags”.
The operation was carried out by customs port personnel in collaboration with the Customs Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force (CAIDTF), Enforcement Security Service, CIIS, X-ray Inspection Project and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
The team discovered five packs that contained a lining of crystalline material and a thermal bag hidden inside a backpack, the BoC said. Subsequent field tests by CAIDTF and PDEA will confirm the chemical composition of the powdered substance, which may be a potential violation of the Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
The Bureau seized P3.89 billion in smuggled goods by the end of March, while illegal drugs worth P1.52 billion were seized at the same time.
The BoC raised P188.50 billion in the first quarter of 2022, exceeding its target of 17.73%. The BoC’s target for 2022 is P671.66 billion. – Tobias Jared Thomas