MANILA: Customs agents at the Manila International Container Port have intercepted shipments of hazardous chemicals, used trucks, motorbikes and other smuggled items worth P16.3 million ($0.38m) from London, Japan, the United States, China and Hong Kong.
The container vans loaded with 160 packages of Toluene Diisocyanate from Hong Kong was consigned to Mythian Trading, which described the shipment in its import manifest as food ingredients.
Customs also seized 608 cartons and 40 boxes of electric motorbikes from China that were consigned to Reigning King International. The e-bikes were also declared as parts and accessories.
The shipments of two completely built used trucks, a farm tractor, a generator and used appliances from Japan were consigned to Seamrise Enterprises and were declared as used truck parts and used machinery.