Bureau of Customs seizes gadgets from online shop Kim Store
Products of one of the most popular online gadget shops in the country, Kim Store, has been seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Monday, January 30.
According to a report by GMA News Online, agents of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized products consisting of mobile phones, tablets, cameras, audio accessories, and other gadgets, which the bureau believed to be smuggled.
“There are plenty of cases wherein high-end communication and electronic gadgets are smuggled into the country through misdeclaration schemes – a top form of smuggling – used by smugglers to defraud and avoid paying correct duties and taxes to the government,” Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) Director Neil L. Estrella said.
According to the BOC, the staff of Kim Store’s depot failed to present documents for the imported items. Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) Officer Joel Pinawin said that they are still validating intelligence reports to fully identify the real owners of Kim Store.
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source: GMA News Online