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Facebook, social networks being used in human smuggling

Jun 07, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Europol's European Migrant Smuggling Center identified 1,150 social media accounts suspected of advertising smuggling services

Facebook, social networks being used in human smuggling

Dismissed Usec Valdez to Duterte: Probe 'NFA syndicate'

Apr 07, 2017 - 5:10 PM

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

Dismissed Usec Valdez to Duterte: Probe 'NFA syndicate'

News Briefs: April 7, 2017

Apr 07, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday, April 7

News Briefs: April 7, 2017

NBI seizes P120M worth of shabu, guns in Tondo

Apr 03, 2017 - 3:59 PM

An alleged drug syndicate was supposed to transport the drugs to Mindanao

NBI seizes P120M worth of shabu, guns in Tondo

Vietnam drug smugglers sentenced to death over heroin haul

Mar 22, 2017 - 7:01 PM

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

Vietnam drug smugglers sentenced to death over heroin haul

Customs files case vs judge over TRO on Mighty raids

Mar 13, 2017 - 6:04 PM

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.

Customs files case vs judge over TRO on Mighty raids

Duterte to Wongchukings: Pay double, I'll forget about it

Mar 09, 2017 - 5:39 PM

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.'

Duterte to Wongchukings: Pay double, I'll forget about it

Mighty Corporation, DFA, U.S. & NoKor | Midday wRap

Mar 09, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Chay Hofileña

Mighty Corporation, DFA, U.S. & NoKor | Midday wRap

DOJ issues lookout bulletin orders vs Mighty Corp owners

Mar 09, 2017 - 11:17 AM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the lookout bulletin orders are in connection with the smuggling allegations against the cigarette company

DOJ issues lookout bulletin orders vs Mighty Corp owners

Dominguez to BIR, BOC: Sue smugglers

Mar 05, 2017 - 11:55 PM

'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

Dominguez to BIR, BOC: Sue smugglers

News Briefs: March 1, 2017

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday, March 1

News Briefs: March 1, 2017

News Briefs: February 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday, February 27

News Briefs: February 27, 2017

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 12, 2017

Feb 12, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Sunday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 12, 2017

BOC to launch probe into top 3 smuggled items

Feb 11, 2017 - 10:07 PM

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

BOC to launch probe into top 3 smuggled items

Indonesian people-smuggling 'kingpin' goes on trial

Feb 01, 2017 - 10:18 PM

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

Indonesian people-smuggling 'kingpin' goes on trial

P15-M smuggled sex toys, other goods seized in Quiapo raid

Jan 25, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Customs agents also seize sexual enhancement products, boxes of karaoke amplifiers, bales of rice, and electronics

P15-M smuggled sex toys, other goods seized in Quiapo raid

‘Stolen’ diamonds seized in balikbayan box

Dec 26, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The 22 pieces of allegedly stolen diamonds are found inside a balikbayan box from Malaysia

‘Stolen’ diamonds seized in balikbayan box

Agricultural smugglers to face stiffer penalties

Dec 17, 2016 - 5:27 PM

The draft implementing rules and regulations of Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act of 2016 aim to impose stiffer penalties for smugglers of agriculture products

Agricultural smugglers to face stiffer penalties

Customs to auction off P27M worth of used cars, other goods

Dec 06, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The auction will be held at the Manila International Container Port on December 14

Customs to auction off P27M worth of used cars, other goods

Customs chief threatens to cancel accreditation of 11,000 brokers

Nov 29, 2016 - 5:57 PM

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'

Customs chief threatens to cancel accreditation of 11,000 brokers

Malaysian with P23M worth of cocaine nabbed at NAIA

Nov 17, 2016 - 5:39 PM

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

Malaysian with P23M worth of cocaine nabbed at NAIA

What keeps Mary Jane Veloso busy while on death row?

Nov 16, 2016 - 10:27 PM

While in prison, the Filipina on death row learns new skills and hobbies.

What keeps Mary Jane Veloso busy while on death row?

Shabu smugglers nabbed at Fedex warehouse in NAIA

Nov 15, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Two smugglers are arrested for possessing and importing around 1.2 kilograms of shabu

Shabu smugglers nabbed at Fedex warehouse in NAIA

Courier nabbed trying to ship stuffed rare birds

Oct 13, 2016 - 11:12 AM

The birds are suspected to be used for traditional headgear.

Courier nabbed trying to ship stuffed rare birds

P7.5M worth of fake cigarettes confiscated in Cagayan de Oro

Oct 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The Bureau of Customs identified the owner of the confiscated materials as a certain Mister Chan, a Taiwanese who operates businesses in this city

P7.5M worth of fake cigarettes confiscated in Cagayan de Oro

Indonesia arrests notorious people-smuggler

Sep 23, 2016 - 9:21 PM

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

Indonesia arrests notorious people-smuggler

Duterte on Mary Jane: I am ready to accept Indonesia's decision

Sep 05, 2016 - 10:59 PM

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.

Duterte on Mary Jane: I am ready to accept Indonesia's decision

High-caliber firearms found inside balikbayan box – Customs

Aug 18, 2016 - 9:35 PM

The Bureau of Customs intercepts high-caliber firearms smuggled into the country from the US through a balikbayan box

High-caliber firearms found inside balikbayan box – Customs

Chinese woman with P6.2M worth of shabu detained at Cebu airport

Jul 20, 2016 - 8:31 PM

Liming Zhou, a 27-year-old Chinese national who traveled to Cebu from Hong Kong, is carrying 11 packs of methamphetamine

Chinese woman with P6.2M worth of shabu detained at Cebu airport

Man arrested for trying to take snakes on a plane through his pants

Jul 18, 2016 - 1:06 PM

A total of 10 snakes were found.

Man arrested for trying to take snakes on a plane through his pants

P900M worth of shabu seized in Cagayan

Jul 04, 2016 - 11:43 AM

It's the first haul of various government units barely a week after the inauguration of President Duterte

P900M worth of shabu seized in Cagayan

Value of environmental crime at record-high $258B – report

Jun 04, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Environmental crime is the world’s 4th largest criminal enterprise, after drug smuggling, counterfeiting, and human trafficking

Value of environmental crime at record-high $258B – report

Aquino signs law increasing tax-exempt value of balikbayan boxes

May 31, 2016 - 7:04 PM

(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

Aquino signs law increasing tax-exempt value of balikbayan boxes

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 9PM

May 02, 2016 - 8:59 PM

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’.

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 9PM

Mary Jane speaks up one year since she escaped execution

Apr 29, 2016 - 6:39 PM

The Filipina accused of smuggling drugs says she has faith she will come home

Mary Jane speaks up one year since she escaped execution

IN PHOTOS: Mary Jane exactly one year after escaping execution

Apr 29, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Here's what Mary Jane Veloso looks like a year after she was granted a last-minute reprieve

IN PHOTOS: Mary Jane exactly one year after escaping execution

Colombia dismantles network that trafficked drugs to Asia

Apr 29, 2016 - 8:45 AM

The criminal network sometimes secreted drugs inside computers and other electronic devices, and also at times enlisted air passengers to transport the contraband

Colombia dismantles network that trafficked drugs to Asia

US, Hong Kong bust huge smuggling operation

Mar 30, 2016 - 7:55 AM

The multi-national operation was aimed at avoiding US import duties and quotas, officials said

US, Hong Kong bust huge smuggling operation

Cambodia rescues smuggled tortoises, pythons

Mar 29, 2016 - 11:00 PM

The 102 elongated tortoises and 17 pythons found in a cargo truck will be released back into the wild

Cambodia rescues smuggled tortoises, pythons

Foreigner jailed for 14 years for smuggling drugs into Bali

Mar 28, 2016 - 6:33 PM

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.

Foreigner jailed for 14 years for smuggling drugs into Bali

Migrant smuggling flight grounded in Greek police bust

Mar 18, 2016 - 3:57 PM

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

Migrant smuggling flight grounded in Greek police bust

Sri Lanka calls in troops to battle gangs

Mar 06, 2016 - 2:06 PM

(UPDATED) The military are joining the police, who have revived war-time measures in a bid to stop gangs

Sri Lanka calls in troops to battle gangs

PH seeks US help in tracing source of smuggled guns

Mar 03, 2016 - 9:43 PM

The guns smuggled through the Mindanao Container Terminal 'have serial numbers, which could be traced to their real owner,' says a customs official

PH seeks US help in tracing source of smuggled guns

Malaysia customs seizes 159 kg in smuggled ivory

Mar 02, 2016 - 4:41 PM

It is the latest seizures in a country used as a key Asian transit point in the illegal trade

Malaysia customs seizes 159 kg in smuggled ivory

Smuggled from US: Gun parts seized at Cagayan de Oro port

Mar 02, 2016 - 3:33 PM

(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

Smuggled from US: Gun parts seized at Cagayan de Oro port

Indonesia foils bid to smuggle baby turtles to China

Feb 24, 2016 - 1:29 PM

Some turtle species are popular in China as exotic food or for use in traditional medicine

Indonesia foils bid to smuggle baby turtles to China

Gravitational waves, Syria ceasefire, Mary Jane Veloso case | 12PM wRap

Feb 12, 2016 - 12:58 PM

Watch Rappler's 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Gravitational waves, Syria ceasefire, Mary Jane Veloso case | 12PM wRap

NATO deploys Aegean migrant naval mission

Feb 11, 2016 - 8:23 PM

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

NATO deploys Aegean migrant naval mission

No denial: Australia mum on allegations it paid asylum-seekers to return to Indonesia

Feb 05, 2016 - 1:20 PM

'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

No denial: Australia mum on allegations it paid asylum-seekers to return to Indonesia

Customs sues alleged smugglers of smartphones, used cars

Jan 28, 2016 - 8:33 PM

The agency hopes that charges will deter smugglers, ahead of a measure that seeks harsher punishments for them

Customs sues alleged smugglers of smartphones, used cars