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BoC seizes counterfeit clothing, smuggled meat worth P316M

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) confiscated on Friday P316 million worth of smuggled counterfeit-branded clothing and meat.

In a statement issued over the weekend, the BoC said it seized P300 million worth of clothing from various warehouses in Pasay City. The brands being counterfeited were Adidas, Crocs, DC, Dickies, Disney, Fila, Frozen, Gap, Havaianas, Hello Kitty, Jag, Jordan, Lacoste, Lee, Levi’s, Louis Vuitton, Marvel, Mossimo, Nike, Petrol, Puma, Tribal and Uniqlo.

It also confiscated smuggled frozen meat, Peking duck and black duck valued at P16 million from a warehouse in Navotas City.

The BoC said the seizures were conducted in cooperation with the Manila International Container Port, Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service of the Port of Manila, and the Enforcement Group Enforcement and Security Service.

Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero said the agency will continue to work on deterring illegal activity. — Beatrice M. Laforga

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