BOC to acquire speed boats PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 May 2018 13:36

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is set to acquire two speed boats within the year to strengthen their anti-smuggling operations in Zamboanga City.

Atty. Lyceo Martinez, BOC Zamboanga District Collector, said that the speed boats will come from BOC Manila and are expected to arrive within the year.

Martinez said that coordination will also be strengthened with different law enforcement agencies for joint sea patrols.

He said that a Memorandum of Agreement is currently in the works for agencies to come together in line with the government’s anti-smuggling drive.

At present, agencies such as the police, military and others should have proper coordination prior to conducting anti-smuggling operations, Martinez said.

“Ang jurisdiction ng smuggling solely and exclusively falls within the jurisdiction of the BOC,” Martinez said.  (RGAAGo)