BOC seizes P13-M sugarine conveyance announced as propagandize supplies, toys

June 16, 2015 - School Supplies

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized P13 million value of smuggled sugarine from Thailand pressed in 8 40-footer enclosure vans during a Manila International Container Port (MICP).

The shipments, that were announced as “school and bureau reserve and children’s toys” came from 8 opposite shippers, arrived on opposite dates, though consigned to a same importer Real Top Enterprises.

Upon verification, Real Top Enterprises incited out to be a fictitious entity with a fictitious address.

“This is a good orchestrated and well-planned shipment”, Captain Jesus Gutierrez, district commander of a MICP said.

The sugarine originated from Thailand though was initial brought to Hongkong before nearing during a Manila port.

Gutierrez suspects that a transformation was meant to reduce suspicions of sugarine bootlegging given Hongkong is not a sugarine exporting state.

The 40-footer enclosure vans were also a diversionary tactic given sugarine is customarily shipped in 20-footers, Gutierres added.

The 270,000 sacks of polished white sugarine sell for 2,500 pesos per sack, and will be auctioned off. -NB, GMA News

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