BOC seizes P4.4M worth of smuggled sugar from China

Robie de Guzman

MANILA, Philippines – Eight containers of smuggled sugar estimated to be worth P4.4 million have been seized at the Port of Manila, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said on Thursday.

The BOC said the confiscated sugar, which was shipped from China, arrived at the South Harboron August 30.

The shipment consigned to RZTREC Trading was declared to contain steel coils.

But upon closer inspection on November 13, the BOC found the containers to be carrying Korach conditioned refined sugar.

The bureau said a warrant of seizure and detention has been issued against the said shipment for violation of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

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