6 traders, broker face smuggling charges

The importers were charged for attempting to illegally ship into the country P4.5 million worth of used vehicles

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs filed Thursday, July 4 smuggling complaints with the Justice department against 6 traders and a broker for attempting to illegally import P4.5 million worth of used vehicles from Korea and Japan.

The agency, led by Commissioner Ruffy Biazon, filed the complaints against Philippine Genesis Freight Unlimited chairman Josefina Yap, Tresurer Raymond Yap, Vice President Pamela Bernal and Directors Anthony Yap and Ptrishia Anne Yap.

The officers of the Manila-based firm were charged for trying to bring into the country 3 used vehicles from Korea worth P3 million without the required permits.

Also facing the same charges are Venecio Luterio, owner of Gaspoint Mechanical Engineering Services, and his broker Benedicto Jamitoare. The two tried to import two used right-hand drive trucks worth P1.5 million from Japan. – Rappler.com

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