The Bureau of Customs, National Bureau of Investigation, and the Philippine Coast Guard have seized P150-million worth of allegedly smuggled car parts from China which were disguised as manufactured parts from Japan.
According to a BOC weekend statement, the car parts were discovered during a raid at the Maxtro Marketing Corporation and Bestat Auto Parts Corp. compound in Barangay Talipapa in Quezon City.
The raiding team found five warehouses inside the compound where several spare parts, car accessories, truck parts, auto parts, and other items from Japanese car manufacturers were stored.
Also found in the compound were several packaging materials imprinted with “Made in Japan.”
According to the BOC, repackaging inferior and substandard car parts and marking them as Japanese brands was a means of duping buyers.
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