Customs NAIA Seize misdeclared $15,700 US DOLLARS in Air parcel

Customs NAIA Seize misdeclared $15,700 US DOLLARS in Air parcel

The Bureau of Customs – Port of NAIA on July 10, 2020, intercepted $15,700 US dollars misdeclared as “personal documents” from Durham, USA, in FedEx Warehouse, Pasay City.

The seized foreign currency was discovered through a comprehensive x-ray scan and 100% physical examination of the parcel.

The seized foreign currency shall be subjected to seizure and forfeiture proceedings for violation of Sections 1400 and 1113 of R.A. No. 10863 (CMTA) in relation to the New Central Bank Act and BSP Foreign Exchange Transaction Manual.

BOC NAIA  warns unscrupulous individuals attempting to smuggle money into the country.  Bureau of Customs, under Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero will exercise its full mandate to prevent such activities.

Money entering the country illegaly and without proper declaration are often used as resources to finance illegal and unlawful activities. The BOC is steadfast in its commitment to protect the nations borders from prohibited goods and resources.

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