Customs seize P11 million worth of smuggled coffee beans, corned beef

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 06 2019 02:57 PM

MANILA - The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Friday seized P11 million worth of smuggled coffee beans, corned beef and second-hand clothes from Hong Kong, South Korea and Brazil.

The Arabica coffee beans were declared as textile dye, while cans of corned beef were listed as crackers and catsup, officials said.

The second-hand clothes were declared as brand new items as BOC policies prohibit the importation of used garments.

The misdeclared items were registered under consignee JL Twin Enterprises, authorities said.

The BOC is set to consult the trade department if the seized items can either be donated or auctioned off to the public.

-report from Zyann Ambrosio, ABS-CBN News