Ginamit ako! R33’s Ronquillo distances himself from Peter Seo, owner of ‘smuggled’ Ferrari set for demolition by BOC
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Ginamit ako! R33’s Ronquillo distances himself from Peter Seo, owner of ‘smuggled’ Ferrari set for demolition by BOC

Luxury car dealer Raymond Ronquilo clarified that he and his company, R33 Car Exchange, are not connected to controversial car importer Peter Seo of Oppa Cars and Bespoke Cars.

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In a statement, Ronquillo said Seo was neither a business partner nor associate as he was just as just one of his “many friends. ”

READ : BOC on the hunt for 78 Ferraris, grey market for smuggled supercars operated by 2 congressmen – report

Ronquillo said he was not aware Seo used R33’s business address in Quezon City and his name as alleged guarantor without any authority to do so.

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He expressed confidence that he would be able to show proof of ownership and full payment of taxes and duties on the dozens of luxury cars and motorcycles that were “seized” by a team led by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in R33’s branches in QC and Pampanga last week.

Columnist Cito Beltran claimed that a BOC source revealed that R33 was
singled out for the twin raids after “a video post by a Korean named Peter Seo whose Ferrari, allegedly stolen from Japan, landed in Manila and was confiscated by BOC earlier.”

In his Facebook post, Seo confirmed that Ronquillo and R33 had nothing to do with the seizure of his Ferrari.

“Ako po ay tinutulungan ng mga autoridad upang hanapin ang mga nagloko
sa akin. Ilalabas ko ang buong storya tungkol sa ferrari issue sa hearing sa following week at ilalabas ko rin ang pangalan ng taong
nagparating ng aking Ferrari,” said Seo.

Seo was referring to his 2008 Ferrari F430 Scuderia which was set for destruction along with other smuggled cars confiscated by the BOC.

The 2008 Ferrari was shipped in by JLFDM Consumer Goods Trading last June along with a gray Mercedes Benz E220, and a blue Mercedes Benz SLK 55 hidden behind 33 bales of used clothing or “ukay-ukay.”

This was the second shipment consigned to JLFDM which was busted by the BOC for smuggling

Last May, JDLFM’s container yielded a Porsche Boxster, one Mercedes Benz SLK, and two Toyota MR-S hidden behind 40 bales of ukay-ukay.

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