Unknown Persons - Alleged Anomalous Activities at the Port of Manila and Port of Batangas
On May 30, 2012, the NBI-National Capital Region recommended to the Office of Hon. CONCHITA CARPIO MORALES, Ombudsman, Agham Road, North Triangle, Diliman, Quezon City the filing of cases for Violation of RA 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act), Violations of Articles 171, 172 (Falsification), and 183 (Perjury) of the Revised Penal Code as well as Grave Misconduct (Administrative Offense) against Bureau of Customs (BOC) employees, customs brokers, importers/consignees, forwarders, and several others for the disappearance of twenty (20) container vans en route from the Port of Manila (POM) and the Port of Batangas without paying customs duties and taxes, thus, depriving the government of the necessary revenues totaling more or less Php 1.45M.
Investigation revealed that last February 21, 2011, Alert Order Nos. A/IG20110221-101 TO 104 WERE ISSUED BY Officer-In-Charge, CIIS, POM, District Office on the 20 container vans initially consigned to Zoom Cargo Base Forwarders located at Intramuros, Manila for alleged violation of Section 2503 (Undervaluation, Misclassification and Misdeclaration in Entry) in relation to Section 2530 of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP). However, after the alerts were lifted, the vans were loaded to several trucks and were transported directly to various warehouses in Caloocan and Navotas Cities upon the orders of representatives from the brokers and consignees, without undergoing the mandated spot check and 100% examination. To make it appear that the transactions were above board, they (brokers and consignees) even submitted documents signed by a certain MANOLITO DEL ROSARIO, but upon verification, M. DEL ROSARIO is long been dead clearly indicating falsification and collusion/connivance between and among the BOC employees and consignees/brokers.