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More than 43,000 mobile devices seized by Customs




The Bureau of Customs were able to seize about 48,172 gadgets, accessories, and red wine at the Manila International Container Port. 43,300 of those are mobile phones.

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According to a report by ABS-CBN News, the container van was from Hong Kong and the goods it was carrying were declared as casing thermos and gift boxes. Upon checking, it has something more valuable.

The shipment includes:
• 22,500 pieces of mobile phones
• 1,000 pieces of tablet phones
• 13,800 pieces of touchscreen phones
• 6,000 pieces of smartphones
• 4,000 pieces of remote controls for gaming purposes
• 290 boxes of batteries, charger and headset
• a box of mobile phone casings
• 582 bottles of red wine

The list was a bit vague when it differentiated mobile, touchscreen, and smartphones. Also, no brand was mentioned. The items have an estimated value of Php60,000,000 and were consigned to Uranus Enterprises.



This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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7 Responses

  1. nat says:

    Please correct: “The items have an estimated value of Php 6,000,000…”. It’s actually P60M. Merry Christmas BoC.

  2. jfaquinojr says:

    “URANUS” Enterprise.

  3. meggy says:

    pang april fools ba ito? from Uranus?

  4. ching says:

    what will happen to the seized goods? will BOC resell it?

  5. ito pala dahilan na wala pang mga MAIA tablets dito sa Visayas.

  6. wee says:

    kawawang Smuggler sa halip na makatipid, na bankrupt pa, hehehe

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