Magnum Air (Skyjet) Inc. said it supports the efforts of Bureau of Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena to initiate reforms and address corruption issues within the agency.
The current owners of Magnum Air, commenting on seizure case of the Skyjet aircraft, said they filed a case of syndicated estafa as early as February 2016 against the previous management for illegal acts and other irregularities, as shown by a copy of the complaint submitted to the BoC.
“As early as December 2016, as a result of internal compliance audits conducted by the new management on the company’s operations, the company communicated with the BoC Port of Subic its willingness to voluntarily disclose and settle any tax and duty obligation due with regard to the subject aircraft,” the firm said in a statement.
“This was prior to the issuance of a Warrant of Seizure and Detention on May 2017. The effort was made notwithstanding the lack of knowledge and participation by the new owners on the misdeeds of the previous management,” Magnum Air said.