November 24, 2021
MANILA – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Saturday reported the seizure of approximately PHP2.5 billion worth of counterfeit goods in Pasay City.
In a statement, the BOC said a team composed of Intelligence Group, Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service-Intellectual Property Division (CIIS-IPRD), Port of Manila (POM) inspected warehouses at One Logistics Center, Taft Avenue Extension, Pasay City on Nov. 19.
Armed with a Letter of Authority (LOA) issued by Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, they conducted the inspection that led to the discovery of possible Intellectual Property Right (IPR)-infringing goods and suspected smuggled counterfeit goods.
The fake items bear the names of luxury brands such as Christian Dior, Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Fendi to name a few.
The operation was also conducted in coordination with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).