PRESS RELEASE: BOC Turns Over Items to OMB

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PRESS RELEASE: BOC Turns Over Items to OMB
The Bureau of Customs-Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga turned over several seized and forfeited storage devices to Optical Media Board last October 29, 2020.
OMB received from BOC-Clark, Pampanga, 30 boxes of videotapes, around 2,400 pieces of OTP devices, sim cards and bank cards- which fall under the agency’s jurisdiction, in view of the fact that these are categorized as storage devices.
The Optical Media Board recognizes and appreciates the vigilance of the Bureau of Customs in upholding the rule of law. The OMB believes that this is an extraordinary and opportune time for the country to remind our fellow Filipinos that while we are faced with the challenges of the pandemic, we should still continue to be dutiful and compliant with laws such as Republic Act No. 9239 or the Optical Media Act of 2003.
OMB Chair & CEO Atty. Christian D. Natividad reminds the public that the importation of any form of storage device requires a license and permit from the OMB to avoid the shipments being confiscated or taken into preventive custody.
OMB assures that these items will be disposed immediately, in the manner provided for by the law. #