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Philippines customs intercept ₱16 million worth of smuggled onions

Philippines customs intercept ₱16 million worth of smuggled onions

Beijing :The Bureau of Customs captured ₱16 million (€250.000) worth of red onions smuggled from China. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the shipment of ASD Total Package Enterprises Inc. was intercepted at the port on the suspicion that it contained mis-declared agricultural products.

The eight containers from ASD were declared to contain 20,000 cartons of fresh apples when they arrived at MICP on August 14. However MICP authorities found bags of red onions covered by boxes of apples. Lapeña said the onions were declared as apples so importers could evade paying the right duties and taxes.