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Economic processing zones being used for smuggling

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That our economic processing zones are being used for smuggling is nothing new, but the smugglers have become bolder. Last Nov. 29, Customs Commissioner Rufino Biazon personally supervised the seizure of seven 20-foot container vans of white Thailand sugar worth at least P7 million that were consigned to two locators at the Mactan Economic Processing Zone (Mepza) in Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu. The shipments in a total of 10 containers arrived at the Cebu International Port (CIP) on Nov. 2.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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