BOC recovers 85 vans of alleged smuggled tile products in Meycauayan City

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Recovered smuggled tiles from China in one of the warehouses in Meycauayan City. Photo by Thony DP Arcenal

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan – Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena together with police operatives of Meycauayan City recovered Monday afternoon at least 85 container vans containing alleged smuggled tile products.

Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr., Bulacan police director, told RONDA BALITA in a text message that the anti-smuggling operation was conducted around 2:30 pm yesterday at the HOMMSS Warehouse at the Sterling Compound in Barangay Libtong in Meycauayan City.

Caramat said the recovery of the 85 container vans were part of the 105 container vans that were reported to be missing.

The anti-smuggling operations led by Custom commissioner Lapena has led to the suspensions of Customs officials identified as formal entry chief Antonio Welton, his assistant chief Manilane Esrur, and three others, Caramat noted.

The Bulacan police director added that investigators are still conducting an investigation on the identity of the owner of the warehouse and their participation in the smuggling attempt. (RONDA Balita Online News)

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