P1.5 B smuggled, counterfeit goods seized in Valenzuela — BOC

  MANILA, Philippines --- At least P1.5 billion worth of smuggled goods, including fake luxury goods, cigarette-making materials and other items were seized inside a warehouse at Lingunan, Valenzuela City, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said on Friday. The BOC said a composite team from their side and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) launched the operation after Commissioner Rey Guerrero signed a Letter of Authority (LOA) and a Mission Order (MO) authorizing the inspection of the C Teknik Development Corporation. "We almost missed that (storage facility) because it was hidden behind layers of bubble wrap and boxes. We needed to remove those first during ...

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