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P124-M contraband frozen poultry goods are seized by BOC.

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) announced on Saturday that it had prevented the entry of agricultural items worth PHP124 million that had been incorrectly stated the previous week.

Frozen poultry items were shipped from China to Daniry Consumer Goods Trading (worth PHP75 million) and Jeroce Consumer Goods Trading, according to a statement from the BOC (PHP49 million).

While Jeroce announced steamed buns, Daniry declared hotpot (a soup that typically contains shrimp and pork meat) balls.

In a statement, CIIS Director Jeoffrey Tacio stated that “derogatory intelligence received by Intelligence Group and Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) that above-mentioned cargoes were believed to include misdeclared agricultural items.”

A complete inspection of the shipments was requested by CIIS-Manila International Container Port.

On June 23, Daniry Consumer Goods Trading’s shipment had a 10% examination, and during that investigation, frozen whole duck, chicken thighs, and duck upper legs were discovered.

According to its 100% inspection on June 21, the shipment for Jeroce also included frozen chicken and pork products.

In accordance with the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act and other relevant laws and regulations, MICP has already issued warrants of seizure and detention and will go on to file anti-smuggling charges.

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