Bureau of Customs, Port of Davao, in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency XI (PDEA), Seaport Interdiction Unit, and the Davao City Police Office (DCPO), unveiled a luxury car misdeclared as used automobile parts in a joint physical examination conducted on September 1, 2022.
The discovery of the smuggled luxury vehicle resulted from the intelligence report received from the Philippine National Police – Sasa Police Station.
This Office, through its strengthened coordination with its partner law enforcement agencies, bolstered intelligence information sharing to thwart the smuggling of anti-social commodities.
During the opening of the container, its front content showed various used automobile parts. However, the said automobile parts were used as a façade to hide a luxury motor vehicle – One (1) Unit of a White Porsche 911 GT3 RS inside the said container.
Furthermore, the said shipment was also inspected by elements of the PDEA XI for possible smuggling of drugs in the said vehicle. A thorough physical examination yielded negative of the said contents.
District Collector Atty. Erastus Sandino B. Austria, CESO V, through the intelligence information given by PNP-Sasa, immediately issued an alert order against the subject shipment.
Based on its shipping documents, the shipment arrived from Japan on August 31, 2022, and was consigned to JJCTD Import and Export Trading Corp. The estimated value of the seized luxury vehicle is P15,308,486.14.
A Warrant of Seizure and Detention has been issued against the shipment for violation of Section 1400 concerning Section 1113 of R.A. 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).