CIDG operatives seize fake, smuggled goods worth P500M
Counterfeit and smuggled goods worth more than P500 million were seized during a two-day operation launched by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Manila. Director Benjamin Magalong, CIDG chief, said operatives of the CIDG’s Anti-Fraud and Commercial Crimes Unit, under Senior Supt. Bartolome Bustamante, led the operations against seven big warehouses in Tondo on Oct. 2-3. Magalong said the raids were made jointly with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, the Bureau of Customs and the National Bureau of Investigation.