Saturday, July 22, 2017

List contents of balikbayan boxes, BoC tells OFWs

For fear that smugglers might take advantage of balikbayan boxes to smuggle contraband into the country, the Bureau of Customs (BoC) is encouraging overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to itemize the contents of their package.

“Let us make sure that these smugglers do not use our OFWs and their balikbayan boxes to smuggle contrabands into the country,” Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon told reporters Friday.

Faeldon cited the seized balikbayan box that contain high-powered firearm from the USA recently.

The official also clarified that itemizing the contents of a balikbayan package will not cause delay on its sending and release.

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