BoC to auction off seized sugar, rice, if ... PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 19 February 2011 14:42

The 50 sacks of imported refined sugar and 50 sacks of Thailand rice seized by the Navy on Thursday will be auctioned off  by the Bureau of Customs District Office if there will be no one who will come forward to claim the commodities within the prescribed period as provided for by the law.

The imported commodities were apprehended  by operatives of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao  in high seas between Zamboanga and Sulu aboard M/L Carmina that was carrying no cargo manifest and proper importation documents from the port of origin.

Customs Collector Abubakar M. Hamad disclosed that the seized commodities were brought to Majini Pier of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao and were  turned over on Thursday afternoon to BOC.
After the conduct of inventory, Hamad said, he issued a seizure warrant and  the goods are now at the BOC warehouse.

Hamad said that after the prescriptive days when there is no claimant for the goods, he will send a request letter for its auction to the Sugar Regulatory Commission and National Food Authority in favor of the government so that the goods will not be wasted.

Meanwhile, Hamad expressed optimistism that his revenue collection for the first quarter of this year will surpass the target. For the month of the January 2011, the collection was P2,860,312, or with an increase of P 60,312. or equivalent to 2.125 percent. —  Allen Abastillas