In order to fill up the lack of manpower and further improve its quality of service, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) is opening 1,056 job vacancies in first and second level positions for the agency’s various groups, offices, and collection districts across the country.
The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), through its Non-intrusive Inspection Team, has intensified its operations against illegal drugs hidden in airmail and parcels sent and received through the Philippine post and express courier services.
New X-Ray machines deployed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have generated incremental revenues as the Bureau of Customs (BOC) beefed-up its capability to detect highly taxable items such as jewelery, luxury watches, designer bags, undeclared foreign currencies, and even prohibited drugs hidden in travelers’ luggage.
The Bureau of Customs turned over 3,915 confiscated laptop computers to the Department of Education.
The Bureau of Customs filed smuggling-related charges against key officials of two import firms and their licensed customs brokers for the illegal importation of steel coils and counterfeit footwear worth over P120 million.
“We cannot allow smuggling of agricultural products to go unchecked. These unscrupulous importers disrupt our local economy and cause loss of jobs and livelihood for our farmers,” said Ernesto Benitez, Jr., District Collector of the BOC’s Port of Batangas.
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) intensifies its internal controls to weed-out corrupt and errant employees following the arrest of an employee and his cohort at the Manila International Container Port for attempting to extort bribe money from an importer.
The Bureau of Customs filed cases related to smuggling of counterfeit goods worth over P55-Million against Rizaldy Valencia, owner and proprietor or Clurky Trading, and the firm’s customs broker, Elizar Lopez.
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) intensifies its drive against smuggled and substandard steel with the filing of charges before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against the owners and customs brokers of two firms that attempted to illegally import steel products worth close to P31 million.
The Bureau of Customs has, for the first time in recent history, suspended the accreditation of a number of importers and brokers for repeatedly failing to describe their imports.