Customs busts seller of fake BOC receipts

Operatives of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Intelligence and Enforcement Groups nab a woman selling falsified BOC Official Receipts in a buy-bust operation last October 10

Operatives of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Intelligence and Enforcement Groups nab a woman selling falsified BOC Official Receipts in a buy-bust operation last October 10

Operatives of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) nabbed a woman caught selling fake Bureau of Customs Official Receipts (BCORS) outside the Paircargo Warehouse, adjacent to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The perpetrator, identified as Llana Cabangbang, 19 years old, with address at Greenpoint Homes Mambog 4 Bacoor, Cavite, was caught selling fake BCORs at the waiting shed outside the Paircargo warehouse last October 10 in a buy-bust operation.

Combined personnel from the Bureau’s Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service and Enforcement and Security Service port carried out the operation. Video documentation showed Cabangbang handing over the fake receipts and receiving the amount of P2,000 to a BOC informant right before she was apprehended.

Cabangbang was found to be carrying falsified BOC official receipt with OR no. 01854212287 under the name of Emmanuel C. Ragas and signed by Vivian Dayao; one blank receipt with OR no. 01852553489; and one photocopy of BOC receipt with OR no. 01854212283 stamped with Certified True Copy. The fake receipts were signed and initialed by a certain ‘JSF’ dated October 10. The receipts were confirmed to be fake by Vivian Dayao, Acting Chief of Collection Division of the Bureau’s NAIA Collection District. According to Dayao, BCOR no. 01852553489 is not included in the list of BCORs supplied by the Procurement Unit of the BOC’s General Services Division, while BCOR no. 0185421228 is an outright fake, as it had the wrong security code.

“We are closely monitoring all illegal activities happening inside as well as in the vicinity of the airport that is why when we received reports that scrupulous individuals are selling fake Customs official receipts we immediately acted on it,” said BOC NAIA District Collector Edgar Macabeo. “We would like to get to the bottom of this and weed out the syndicate selling fake receipts once and for all.”

Cabangbang faces charges for alleged violation of Article 172 of the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines (RPC) and Section 3602 of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP) as amended.