Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña says the BOC will file 'more criminal charges against erring importers and brokers in the coming weeks'
'We solemnly condemn the irresponsible news reports,' says Taiwan
After performing two x-ray scans and scrutiny from sniffer dogs, the Bureau of Customs concludes the lifters are empty of illegal drugs
'Magpapakulong na lang ako para ko ma-firing squad 'yung drug lord na 'yun na nagpasok sa Pilipinas,' says Senator Manny Pacquiao, who is also a pastor
President Rodrigo Duterte backs the assertion of Customs Chief Isidro Lapeña – that there was no shabu in the magnetic lifters found in Cavite
The 4 Chinese and 2 Taiwanese nationals charged are still at large
The suspect shipment was already taken out of the Manila International Container Port when the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency relayed the information to the customs bureau
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But Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency deputy director Ruel Lasala said they still affirm the magnetic lifters were used to smuggle illegal drugs
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino has not cooperated in any House probes into drug smuggling, says retired police general-turned-congressman Romeo Acop
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'This is to show our unrelenting drive to run after the smugglers who are trying to cheat the government,' says Bureau of Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña
President Rodrigo Duterte saves 'more than 10' contraband Hummers from destruction to give them to law enforcers
Using fake papers, over a hundred containers are released from the Mindanao International Container Terminal in the past 6 months
The shabu is found in packages declared as chairs and bar stools
President Rodrigo Duterte witnesses the destruction of the smuggled motorcycles and vehicles at the Port Area in Manila
The Anti-Crime Council of the Philippines is expected to focus on bringing down smuggling in the country
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says complaints against the 3 Pasay City prosecutors will likely be filed before the Office of the Ombudsman
Authorities recover nearly 2 kilos of rings, earrings, pendants, bangles, chains, and bracelets from the 3 suspects
The smuggled goods include makeup, sacks of rice, office chairs, and used clothing or ukay-ukay
(UPDATED) Authorities find 127 Sri Lankans aboard the ship, and arrest 16 people allegedly involved in an international human trafficking network
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The Bureau of Customs says the cigarettes, worth P18.5 million, were misdeclared as 'industrial artificial fur texture'
The cargo vessel carried 27,180 sacks of Vietnam rice worth P67.950 million, says the Philippine Navy
Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña says there will also be an investigation into the possible involvement of customs personnel in the illegal release of 105 containers
Findings of an x-ray scan conclude a vehicle was placed in between declared items. The scan is verified on Wednesday during a physical inspection.
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The arrests, which included 4 alleged ringleaders detained in Barcelona, came after a 3-year investigation, police say in a statement
The cache of some 300 creatures, which included squirrel-like sugar gliders, wallabies and a threatened species of cockatoo, is one of the nation's largest wildlife busts
Chen Ju Long, also known as Richard Chen or Richard Tan, remains at large
(UPDATED) Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon orders the release of Nicanor Faeldon, who was earlier cited in contempt for disrespecting the Senate
Prosecutors in Berlin say the 49-year-old Russian national was detained as part of an international investigation launched by Moscow
A Manila court has ordered that the fixer, who linked President Duterte's son to shabu smuggling, be transferred to the PNP Custodial Center
Consignees of the vehicles, which include Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Toyota Land Cruisers, have until February 24 to appeal their destruction
President Rodrigo Duterte says corrupt employees in the auctions division in the Bureau of Customs are in cahoots with importers who pose as bidders during auctions
The Philippine Coast Guard will buy more high-speed boats and possibly drones to help monitor the country's coastline
'The proceeds can be used to help calamity victims,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III
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G-Joyce Enterprises and Zainar General Merchandise are charged separately with importing prohibited used clothing and rags with a value of over P4 million
No bail is recommended for Customs broker Mark Taguba and several others facing charges
'The President is very clear in his instructions and directives that we should follow the rule so if they violate, let's apply the most extreme remedy or penalty. And the decision of the government is to destroy these cars,' Lambino tells Rappler
Richard Tan's lawyer says his client was not informed by the DOJ that an Immigration lookout bulletin was already issued against him
It seems there are a lot of hurdles to getting accountability in the smuggling of shabu from China to the Philippines, and a lot of them has to do with limitations set by the law
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'It's nothing but another harassment suit because our corrupt and coopted justice system have become the refuge of the Duterte scoundrels,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV of the case filed against him
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President Rodrigo Duterte says his son, the vice mayor of Davao City, 'considered it most unfair to him' to be summoned to Congress' drug smuggling probe 'for nothing'
(4th UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte's son says the scandals where his name has been dragged are 'closely tied to my failed first marriage,' where 'the other person is incorrigible'