- Fake products from China worth P522 million were seized by BOC agents in Pasay City
- The raid on the warehouse was conducted after a tip was received by BOC from a concerned citizen
- The seized products did not have the required import permits
Bureau of Customs (BOC) agents raided a warehouse in Pasay City where hundreds of boxes containing fake products worth P522 million were confiscated.
As mentioned in the Inquirer story dated December 15, 2017, the Customs agents swooped down on the warehouse along Cuneta Avenue after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen that fake products from China are stored in 10 units of Warehouse 142.
Deputy Commissioner Ricardo Quinto of the BOC Intelligence Group said agents from the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service and Enforcement and Security Service seized the counterfeit products under the brands Lee, Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, and Vans, including fake fitflop, Crocs sandals, non-branded watches and comfort shoes.
The seized products did not have the required import permits, according to the bureau.
Present during the raid was the administrator of the warehouse identified as Lita Liao. Liao said the warehouse units where the fake goods were found were leased to three persons she only identified as Mr. Ang, Mr. Gee, and Mr. Ty. The three men were not present during the raid.
BOC Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the three men will be charged with violations of Section 118 (f) of Customs Modernization and Tariff Act in relation to Republic Act 8293 or the Intellectual Property Code.