BOC Condemned and ‘counterfeit’ cigarettes seized by BOC-NAIA. Photo courtesy of BOC-NAIA

Customs condemns P4.6M forfeited goods

June 9, 2022 Jun I. Legaspi 165 views

THE Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (BOC-NAIA) conducted condemnation proceedings on various abandoned and forfeited goods with an estimated value of P4.605 million Monday, June 6, 2022.

The condemnation is to ensure the Port of NAIA’s warehouse and facilities can accommodate all incoming importations.

The condemned goods consist of various goods such as expired and unregistered food items, used UV (ultraviolet) lamps, prohibited Chinese medicine, and 60 cartons of counterfeit cigarettes worth P3.893 million.

All goods underwent condemnation through pyrolysis under the supervision of BOC-NAIA’s Auction and Cargo Disposal Division.

In her statement, District Collector Carmelita M. Talusan stressed the importance of preventing the entry of prohibited goods, especially medicines and food products that were illegally imported and without the necessary permits.

Talusan also highlighted the importance of ensuring ease of business and expeditious release of goods.

BOC-NAIA, in a statement, said, “is committed to serving as one of the nation’s premier ports in trade, facilitating revenue collection and border protection.”