CLARK FREEPORT ZONE -- Multi-million worth of computers and accessories were confiscated by the anti-smuggling task force here as they were about to be shipped to Metro Manila by a Chinese man and his Filipino driver on board a van the other day.
Arnel Maguillo, deputy director of Task Force Aguila here, identified the persons who tried to bring the equipment outside this free port as Chengyu Fan and his driver John Earl Fabecon.
The task force received a call from an informant that a Toyota Grandia van with plate no. AAB 8003 loaded with electronic gadgets and computers just departed from Fontana Leisure and Resorts here bound for Manila.
In response, Maguillo alarmed the Clark South SCTEX checkpoint sentries to hold the said vehicle and wait for the Task Force Aguila operatives to arrive.
The vehicle was held at the said checkpoint until task force operatives assisted by the elements of 302nd Company of Regional Mobile Group 3 of Police Regional Office 3 arrived.
The driver and a Chinese national boarding the said vehicle failed to present any document covering the transfer or transport of the items and they were brought to the task force office for investigation and disposition.
The driver disclosed that they picked up the computers and gadgets at Villa #646, Fontana Resort and will be transported to San Juan City, Metro Manila.
A translator who appeared in the office said Chengyu is working as supervisor of a company known as Invech Treasure Processing Corporation located at Le Grand Avenue, Manila.
Bureau of Immigration personnel who arrived in the office to assist in the investigation verified that Chengyu has a working visa.
Inventory of the confiscated items was conducted with the presence of Chengyu and Fabecon showed the following: 9 units of Home Broadband WiFi Huawei Globe 3 units Router 4G B525, 47 units Keyboard Mixie, 40 units Monitor (Chinese brand), 38 units CPU Ares, 1 Hi-ace Grandia with plate number AAB 8003, and 1 Key of Hi-Ace Grandia (AAB 8003) Chengyu, however, refused to sign the inventory document of the confiscated items.
He was advised to return on August 23 to communicate with Trade Facilitation Division for the processing of their documents or the payment of violation.