BOC files smuggling complaint against steel traders
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday filed a smuggling complaint against two traders and brokers for the illegal importation of steel products worth P3.98 million in 2013 and 2014.
Named in the complaint were Thunder Birds Trading owner Shine Montes, Sagfern International Trading owner Judy Fernandez and customs brokers Arnel Asuncion and ShielaLarrochea. It is the first complaint filed under new Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina.
“There was a very clear intent to cheat the government given the huge discrepancies in what they declared and what we found after examining their shipment,” Lina said.