Friday, April 15, 2011
Bureau of Customs scores big with intercept of big resins shipment
Yet, brokers and corrupt men still lurk along the dark alleys of this government agency.
When BOC Commissioner Angelito Alvarez instituted tight controls on warehousing, smugglers went on another route, this time, using transhipment to bring in tons of plastic resin inside the country. Transshipment, if you don't know, deprives the government of billions of pesos worth of customs duties and taxes because no taxes are being paid under the transhippment declaration.
Yesterday, my source received an intelligence report that a particular transshipment of 6 x40 said to contain plastic resin materials was to be diverted elsewhere. The former reason was just a transfer from MCIP to the Port of Manila.
The source then ordered his men to follow the delivery trucks. The tail ended in a warehouse at Industrial Road, Karuhatan Valenzuela. Based on the report, the consignee is XURICH Corporation, while the alleged broker is Tina Yu. The container numbers are as follows:
Fresh reports say the containers are still there. Congratulations to the Bureau of Customs for apprehending and pro-actively cleansing its ranks of corrupt men and women.
Congratulations to BOC Commissioner Angelito Alvarez and his men over at the intelligence division.