Fake Knorr, Maggi, cigarettes confiscated by BOC
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) within a month scored its third haul of fake and illegally imported goods. Its latest seizure was counterfeit Knorr and Maggi food seasoning items and Nescafe products that were found in a Manila warehouse. “Through the help of its assets from the private sector, the bureau’s Intelligence Group has once again caused the seizure of these illegally imported goods,” said Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon. In the warehouse, Customs authorities also confiscated smuggled Marlboro, Winston and Fortune cigarettes. These were all fake goods from China. Customs authorities placed the total value of the illegally imported items at P30 million.
“This definitely is a big boost to the local business industry. Otherwise, had these illegally imported goods been able to get to the local market, it could have affected the local tobacco industry and business,” Biazon said.