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Commissioner of Customs v. Navarro, G.R. No. L-33146 Facts: The Commissioner of Customs and the Collector of Customs in their exhaustive and scholarly petition for certiorari, filed on February 11, 1971, was on the jurisdictional issue. It sought to nullify and set aside order of respondent Judge Pedro C. Navarro dated January 4, 1971, issuing a writ of preliminary injunction as prayed for by private respondents Juanito S. Flores and Asiatic Incorporated the importers of 1,350 cartons of fresh fruits, restraining petitioners from proceeding with the auction sale of such perishable goods. Classified as non-essential consumer commodities, they were banned by Central Bank Circulars Nos. 289, 294 and 295 as prohibited importation or importation contrary to law and thus made subject to forfeiture proceedings by petitioner Collector of Customs pursuant to the relevant sections of the Tariff and Customs Code. In a detailed and specific fashion, petitioners pointed out how violative was

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