He announced the creation of an antismuggling
task force with government, business, and farmer/fisherfolk leaders, working in close cooperation with the Bureau of Customs.
"She will be focused on providing regional maritime security, including counterterrorism and antismuggling
'We have to make sure that we get rid of this problem, it has damaged our economy over the years and we cannot let it go further like this,' he said while chairing a meeting of Antismuggling
Steering Committee along with Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi.
Historically, the PAP Maritime Police had operated only small, fast, heavily armed patrol craft in support of its primary responsibilities of border defense, antismuggling
efforts, and immigration enforcement (as well as regime security).
The ports of Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Clark and Manila International Container Terminal, as well as the Customs Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force and the BOC Xray Inspection Project, were commended for their successful antismuggling
operations that resulted in the seizure of more than P3 billion worth of illegal drugs in 2018.
In November 2017, China and Vietnam launched their most recent joint antismuggling
campaign run by customs agents from southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the northeastern Vietnamese provinces of Quang Ninh, Lang San, and Cao Bang (Xinhua Net 2017).
And we have watercrafts that will be used for our antismuggling
The government needs strong antismuggling
measures as rising phenomenon of smuggling is undermining the local industry and causing harmful consequences for the national economy.
The cases detail how entrepreneurs thrived by evading institutional constraints--such as antismuggling
prohibitions in the Northern states--or by transplanting institutional devices--such as mortgage-backed securities--into the Southern economy.
(25) In January 2017, European states decided to begin funding the Libyan Government to engage in antismuggling
Parliamentary Secretary for Finance Rana Mohammad Afzal Khan told the House during Question Hour that law enforcement agency deployed at the borders, Frontier Constabulary has been given antismuggling
Considering, the acute shortage of logistical and man power support,the activities of customs with regard to antismuggling
have also been delegated to several other agencies, as well.