Customs to auction P33M smuggled garlic

Posted at 08/15/2014 8:56 PM

MANILA – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is set to auction illegally smuggled garlic worth around P33 million.

The seized white garlic from China that will be auctioned to the public has a total volume of over 670,000 kilograms.

The biggest shipment of smuggled garlic is 480,000 kg and arrived on July 13 and 24, 2014. It was seized from McJayson International Trading.

This shipment costs an estimated P24 million.

The BOC said the public auction sale will be held through a sealed bidding on August 26 at 2:30 p.m. at the MICP Building, North Harbor, Isla Puting Bato, Tondo, Manila.

The items will be available for viewing on August 22.

The BOC said the garlic shipment will only be released after the fumigation procedure is completed at the winning bidder’s warehouse.

Interested parties are required to file a bidder’s registration form at latest two days prior to the day of auction.

A non-refundable registration fee of P2,000 is also required.