Mostly from China: P244-M worth of smuggled PPEs, fake medicines seized during height of COVID-19 lockdown

Mostly from China: P244-M worth of smuggled PPEs, fake medicines seized during height of COVID-19 lockdown

MANILA, Philippines — Despite the health crisis inflicted by COVID-19, some unscrupulous importers tried to take advantage and brought in over P244 million in smuggled or fake personal protective equipment (PPEs) and other medical supplies mostly from China. In a statement Friday, the Department of Finance (DOF) said the Bureau of Customs (BOC) confiscated these […]