Four smuggled luxury vehicles– Porsche Sportscar, Bentley Luxury Car, Mercedes Benz Sportscar, and half-cut Volkswagen– have recently seized at the Manila International Container Port by elements of the Bureau of Customs.  The said container was imported by BLUE CORE ENTERPRISES and was initially declared as furniture. It was however verified through profiling and examination, that subject container contained smuggled vehicles, which were identified as Porsche Sportscar, Bentley Luxury Car, Mercedes Benz Sportscar, and half-cut Volkswagen, with an estimated value amounting to Php 20 Million.  A Warrant of Seizure and Detention (WSD) was immediately issued by District Collector Romeo Allan R. Rosales against the vehicles. The importer is now under investigation and may face charges for violation of Section 1400 in relation to Section 1113 of Republic Act (RA) 10863, commonly known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA), specifically for importation of second-hand vehicles is strictly prohibited in the Philippines.  (MNS photo)