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BOC seizes Php400K-worth Nokia 3310 at NAIA

Last Monday, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) was able to seize 100 Nokia 3310 units from an airline passenger at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 in Pasay City.

The Chinese national airline passenger, Chen Haibi, landed in the Philippines from Guangzhou, China last May 1 on a Philippine Airlines flight and with him are 100 pieces of Nokia 3310 cell phones and chargers totaling Php400,000.

Deputy Commissioner Ariel Nepomuceno mentioned that the passenger failed to declare the items and was not able to present requirements like import permits from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). This eventually led to them seizing the items.


The head of Customs X-ray Inspection Project Maj. Jaybee Raul Cometa has advised to issue a Warrant Seizure and Detention (WSD) for the cargo as it violates an NTC Memorandum Circular and the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

The mentioned items have been reported to be in the custody of the BOC ‘for proper disposition’.


Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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8 Responses

  1. el gato says:

    hinayupak! yung memo express outlet sa isang ayala mall na medyo malapit sa aming bukid ay ‘baka’ magbebenta ng nokia 3310 sa june 2017 pa raw, sabi ng salesperson na nakausap ko.

    ang tatay ko ay nagtitiis muna sa cherry mobile 700php phone na nabili ko… na ayaw naman niya. gusto daw niya ng nokia.

    sana ibenta na ng memo express sa mga provincial branches nila ang legit 3310.

  2. Justin says:

    … and now, lahat ng employees ng BOC ay naka Nokia 3310 na.

    *hwag kayong maingay… they “properly disposed” it naman daw sa mga bulsa nila eh*

  3. c says:

    “proper disposition” aka sila magbebenta

  4. el gato says:

    (4000php/nokia 3310) * 100 nokia = 400,000php

    akala ko, 2500php lang ang nokia 3310.

    “tay, pasensiya po. wala po sa budget ko ang 4000php”

  5. shet says:

    mas mahal pa yung fake kaysa orig. bakit hindi hinuli ang intsik.

  6. el gordo says:

    base sa pictures nila, fake po yan…chinese clone 3310 yan

  7. Tomtom says:

    Clones yan.

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