Filipino Customs agents impound smuggled carrots worth P4 million from China

Filipino government agents assigned to the Manila North Harbor have seized two smuggled shipments of carrots from China, worth P4 million (€72,000). A team from the Manila International Container Port – Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (MICP-CIIS) intercepted the shipments following information about the entry of misdeclared agricultural products from the mainland.

MICP chief intelligence officer Alvin Enciso said their operation conducted on June 14 will not be possible without the information received by the CIIS. “The bureau apprehended a number of illegal shipments because of the intelligence from our reliable informants. This is why we need to empower and strengthen our intelligence-gathering to further solidify our fight against smuggling,” he said.

Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence Raniel Ramiro and CIIS Director Jeoffrey Tacio commended the immediate action of the MICP: “This is the kind of work from our agents that we are happy to see happening. If we work like this all the time, we can expect more successful operations against smuggling activities.”


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