Europol's European Migrant Smuggling Center identified 1,150 social media accounts suspected of advertising smuggling services
The dismissed Palace undersecretary asks the President to take a second look at importation schemes proposed by NFA Administrator Jason Aquino, an ex-coup plotter
An alleged drug syndicate was supposed to transport the drugs to Mindanao
While 9 drug traffickers are sentenced to death for smuggling 500 kilograms of heroin, another 9 are jailed for life as a result of the drug bust
Judge Tita Alisuag of the Manila RTC is set to hear on March 14 the petition for preliminary injunction filed by tobacco firm Mighty Corporation. The Bureau of Customs will seek her inhibition.
The President says the P1.5-billion offer of Mighty Corporation owners is 'unacceptable': 'There was deceit. So he needs to give double. He should offer P3 billion.'
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the lookout bulletin orders are in connection with the smuggling allegations against the cigarette company
'If the evidence warrants, I urge the BIR and BOC to file the appropriate charges in court as soon as possible,' says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III
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Smuggling of luxury vehicles, cigarettes, and oil are the top sources of revenue leaks, amounting to more than P50 billion a year, say Customs officials
Abraham Louhenapessy is allegedly a notorious figure in the illicit trade that involves sending boatloads of migrants from Indonesia, a staging post on long-established people-smuggling routes, typically to Australia
Customs agents also seize sexual enhancement products, boxes of karaoke amplifiers, bales of rice, and electronics
The 22 pieces of allegedly stolen diamonds are found inside a balikbayan box from Malaysia
The draft implementing rules and regulations of Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act of 2016 aim to impose stiffer penalties for smugglers of agriculture products
The auction will be held at the Manila International Container Port on December 14
Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon questions why none of the brokers have come forward to reveal corrupt customs personnel: 'This means you are benefitting from technical smuggling and all forms of illicit trades'
Nasir Uddin Bin Mohd Hasnan was allegedly carrying 216 pellets of high-grade cocaine, hidden in chocolate bars, in his backpack, the customs bureau says
While in prison, the Filipina on death row learns new skills and hobbies.
Two smugglers are arrested for possessing and importing around 1.2 kilograms of shabu
The birds are suspected to be used for traditional headgear.
The Bureau of Customs identified the owner of the confiscated materials as a certain Mister Chan, a Taiwanese who operates businesses in this city
It is the third time in the past decade police have arrested Louhenapessy, who reportedly brought more than 1,500 asylum seekers to Australia during many years as a key figure in the people-smuggling trade
President Rodrigo Duterte says he will ask for mercy for a Filipina on death row in Indonesia, but will respect what President Joko Widodo decides.
The Bureau of Customs intercepts high-caliber firearms smuggled into the country from the US through a balikbayan box
Liming Zhou, a 27-year-old Chinese national who traveled to Cebu from Hong Kong, is carrying 11 packs of methamphetamine
A total of 10 snakes were found.
It's the first haul of various government units barely a week after the inauguration of President Duterte
Environmental crime is the world’s 4th largest criminal enterprise, after drug smuggling, counterfeiting, and human trafficking
(UPDATED) President Benigno Aquino III signs the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act which is expected to reduce corruption in the Bureau of Customs, as well as technical smuggling in the country
BSP and AMLC deny leaking bank documents. Grace Poe takes her homestretch effort to her bailiwick Luzon. Archbishop Tagle says voting is a ‘holy duty’.
The Filipina accused of smuggling drugs says she has faith she will come home
Here's what Mary Jane Veloso looks like a year after she was granted a last-minute reprieve
The criminal network sometimes secreted drugs inside computers and other electronic devices, and also at times enlisted air passengers to transport the contraband
The multi-national operation was aimed at avoiding US import duties and quotas, officials said
The 102 elongated tortoises and 17 pythons found in a cargo truck will be released back into the wild
Indonesia has some of the world's toughest anti-narcotics laws. People caught smuggling more than 5 grams of some controlled substances can be sentenced to death.
According to the police, the network had successfully sent 12 groups of migrants to Italy, with each passenger paying the smugglers between 4,500 to 7,500 euros
(UPDATED) The military are joining the police, who have revived war-time measures in a bid to stop gangs
The guns smuggled through the Mindanao Container Terminal 'have serial numbers, which could be traced to their real owner,' says a customs official
It is the latest seizures in a country used as a key Asian transit point in the illegal trade
(UPDATED) The gun parts are hidden in two tractors and a second-hand Harley Davidson motorcycle, as well as mixed with tools inside the container van
Some turtle species are popular in China as exotic food or for use in traditional medicine
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The move follows a request this week by alliance members Germany, Greece, and Turkey for assistance in tackling Europe's biggest migrant crisis since World War II
'Because it goes to the heart of operational activities... I am not able to answer that question,' Australian Border Force operational commander Major-General Andrew Bottrell said
The agency hopes that charges will deter smugglers, ahead of a measure that seeks harsher punishments for them