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Customs seizes P3.2M worth of ukay-ukay in Pasay

The Bureau of Customs through the personnel of the Manila International Container Port has apprehended P3.2 million worth of used clothing or “ukay-ukay” in Pasay City.

According to the BOC on Thursday, MICP’s Enforcement and Security Service in coordination with the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service and Philippine Coast Guard confiscated on Wednesday 400 bales of used clothing during an inspection at a storage facility in Malibay.


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Posted by Bureau of Customs PH on Wednesday, March 24, 2021


The BOC said the composite team was armed with a letter of authority signed by Customs Commissioner Rey Guerrero when they conducted the inspection.

The BOC said further investigation and inventory are being conducted for possible filing of cases against the yet-to-be-determined owner of the items for the possible violation of Section 1400 of Republic Act No. 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

"The apprehension of ukay-ukay in Pasay marks the second apprehension of MICP for the week as the port also apprehended last March 23, 2021, P48 million worth of smuggled cigarettes from China which were declared as cartons, bicycles, and folding tables," BOC said.

“As continuous efforts are implemented to stimulate the economy from the effects of COVID-19, the MICP remains committed to pursuing its mandate to secure the country’s borders from the entry of illegal goods,” it added.—Ma. Angelica Garcia / LDF, GMA News