When a package marked “plastic components for fashion accessories” coming in through Mactan Port last week went through the usual Customs processes, something looked off to the X-Ray Inspection Team.
And so when it was pulled off the line for further verification on August 31, customs examiners found that it was really a whole bag of shark teeth.
The shipment did not had an import permit from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, said the Bureau of Customs in a press release. The shipment was seized, and “will be disposed of in accordance with existing customs laws and regulations after undergoing seizure and forfeiture proceedings,” said the BOC.
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