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BOC seizes fake PPE, medical supplies smuggled from China

MANILA, Philippines – Counterfeit personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies, mostly from China, were seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero said in a statement on Friday, July 3, that the smuggled goods were confiscated between March 25 and May 31. (READ: EXPLAINER: The PPE keeping our healthcare workers safe)

The following items worth a combined P244 million were seized during the period:

Aside from these items, the BOC also seized 2.2 kilograms of imported Chinese medicines without clearance from the Food and Drug Administration last April 27. 

Another 5 boxes of Chinese medicines containing 48,000 medicinal tablets, along with 238 master cases of assorted imported cigarettes and other items, were confiscated from a warehouse in Valenzuela City last April 30. – Rappler.com

Ralf Rivas

A sociologist by heart, a journalist by profession. Ralf is Rappler's business reporter, covering macroeconomy, government finance, companies, and agriculture.

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