BOC – Iloilo Turns Over Forfeited Gambling Paraphernalia

 BOC – Iloilo Turns Over Forfeited Gambling Paraphernalia

The Bureau of Customs-Port of Iloilo headed by OIC-District Collector Noli P. Santua, Jr. together with the members of the Auction and Cargo Disposal Committee turned over the various forfeited gambling paraphernalia to the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) Region VI represented by PAGCOR Treasury Head, Mr. Silvano L. Uy at the BOC Customs House, Iloilo City on July 15, 2020

Resident Commission on Audit (COA) auditors, Customs Intelligence and Investigation Services (CIIS) and Enforcement and Security Service (ESS) personnel were present as witnesses during the turn-over.

The disposal of the forfeited gambling items which include casino chips with different denominations, mahjong tiles and playing cards is in accordance to Section 1147 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) and Section 10.2 of Customs Administrative Order No. 03-2020. The said goods underwent seizure and forfeiture proceedings at Kalibo International Airport in 2019.

OIC District Collector Santua lauded the Kalibo International Airport Customs Examiners, X-Ray Operators and personnel for a job well done in protecting the borders against these prohibited articles.

“This is the result of vigilance and teamwork of Customs Officers at the Kalibo International Airport pursuant to the instruction of the Commissioner” said Collector Santua.

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