The Manila Bulletin on 5th July reported that smuggling charges were filed against customs officers and officials of the logistics and company, who allegedly orchestrated the illegal release of 641 containers from the Port of Manila last year. They are facing criminal charges for their role in the illegal release of shipments declared as “ship spares in transit” at the Port of Manila through the Informal Entry Division in 2018. A total of 641 containers of “ship spares in transit” were allegedly manually released in March-August, which involved 369 bills of lading.
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