Articles about Car Smuggling

Luxury cars declared as vehicle parts
It seems that the smuggling of luxury vehicles is now rampant in Mindanao, forcing Representative Henry Oaminal (2nd District, Misamis Occidental) to file House Resolution 1308, which seeks to probe how 34 brand-new luxury vehicles passed through the ports in the
Reportedly worth P45 million
Bureau of Customs commissioner Ruffy Biazon has just revealed through his Facebook page that his agency recently intercepted a 2012 McLaren MP4-12C being imported into the country using fraudulent documents.Though nothing specific was mentioned as to why the documents were
Apparently not
The Supreme Court recently declared that Executive Order 156 issued by then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2002 is valid, thereby putting an end to the importation of used vehicles in the country.However, while the EO was drafted to "accelerate the
Can government sustain the drive?
The government is doing a good job of curbing vehicle smuggling in the country, according to the Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (MVPMAP). The group of auto-parts makers specifically lauded the Bureau of Customs "for its renewed efforts
Another blow to the Bureau of Customs?
The House of Representatives has ordered the Committee on Ways and Means to look into the reported disappearance of some 1,800 imported secondhand vehicles that have been kept in storage areas at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone since 2007.The move
A blow to the Philippines' car industry
It looks like the used-car importation business is booming once more in the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport (CSEZF) just two months after a 2008 ban on car importation was lifted by the Court of Appeals.Based on an Inquirer.
Hats off to the cops down south
While busy hunting car-theft gangs, the Philippine National Police's Highway Patrol Group is not letting its guard down against syndicates involved in the smuggling of right-hand-drive vehicles in the country.Reports reaching PNP-HPG Director Chief Superintendent Leonardo
More to follow?
An alleged car smuggler is currently facing charges after the Bureau of Customs found she misdeclared two high-end vehicles as "used furniture" while being taken out of the Port of Davao.The vehicles, a GM Hummer 2 and a Toyota Tundra,
Think again
A solon seeks to crack down on the continued smuggling of imported used vehicles in the country by filing a bill that could put the smugglers in jail for up to six years and be fined a substantial amount of money."The
The crackdown continues
Congress will be expanding its probe on the suspected undervaluation of imported vehicles by including issues on alleged illegal importation of secondhand vehicles.Chaired by Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas of the first district of Ilocos Norte, the House Sub-committee on Customs,
Better roads, anti-smuggling measures top the list<br />
He's no Santa Claus but President Benigno Aquino III has been getting loads of wish lists even before his proclamation as the country's new head of state. Here's a list of wishes from the Philippine automotive
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