A shipment of steel pipes worth P1.5 million was seized by operatives from the Enforcement and Security Service (ESS) of the Bureau of Customs-Enforcement Group (EG) on July 3 at the Port of Davao in Mindanao.
The steel pipes were declared as 2,060 packages of square tubes from Xiamen, China, and consigned to Yagnas 08 Importation Trading located at Purok 17 Blk. 4 Lot 2 Bongbong in Malagamot, Davao City.
The shipper was identified as Shenzhen Chuangfufeixiang Commerce Co. Ltd. with office address at South Wing Fu Bldg. 23A Building State-owned Enterprises, Step Futian District in Shenzhen, China.
The bureau said the importers had no import clearance from the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Product Standards.
The ESS-Port of Davao headed by Capt. Jerry Arizabal recommended the issuance of a Warrant of Seizure and Detention against the shipment for violation of Section 1113 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) of 2016.
The shipment is now at the container yard of Sasa Wharf holding area to preserve the value and quality of the seized steel pipes. It will be available for auction proceedings and expectedly will contribute to the revenues of the government.
BOC-EG Deputy Commissioner Ariel F. Nepomuceno and ESS Director Isabelo Tibayan reminded the transacting public that the Bureau would not tolerate acts by private entities aim to deceive the government of lawful revenues.### | BOC -PR