Luxury cars worth over P3-M seized at Davao port
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Customs has seized three imported high-end vehicles worth over P3 million at the Port of Davao after the items were misdeclared, midclassified and undervalued.
In a statement, the BOC said the following cars were seized: a 2003 Mini Cooper with an internet book value of P463,891.21; a 2003 Nissan 350 Z worth P1.408 million; and a 2006 Range Rover SUV priced at P1.214 million.
BOC said the vehicles were shipped from Long Beach, California on February 21 and were consigned to a Ranths General Merchandise.
"We will go after the persons responsible for this smuggling attempt, if only to send the message that the BOC will spare no one in its anti-smuggling drive," BOC Commissioner Ruffy Biazon said in the statement.
Meanwhile, the BOC also seized P1.625-million worth of float glass commonly used for windows at the Davao Port. Said shipment which originated from China was consigned to a CSB Import and Export Containers.