Hot onions seized in CDO container terminal 

Hot onions seized in CDO container terminal 

MANILA — Bureau of Customs-Port of Cagayan de Oro busted four (4) containers of smuggled agricultural products anew at Mindanao Container Terminal Port, PHIVIDEC Compound, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental

The shipments arrived from China consigned to Primex Export and Import Producer declared to be “Spring Roll Patti” as indicated in its Inward Foreign Manifest.

On July 13, District Collector Atty. Elvira Cruz immediately issued a Pre Lodgment Control Order (PLCO) against the subject shipment.

During the conduct of examination witnessed by representatives of CIIS-CDO, ESS-CDO, CCBI, BPI, MICTSI, PDEA and customs examiner. The shipment was found out to contain red and white onions contrary to its declaration estimated to be worth P 12,000,000.

A Warrant of Seizure and Detention (WSD) will be issued against the shipment for violation of Section 1400 of RA 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

This is the second seizure of the Port of Cagayan de Oro in less than two weeks. District Collector Cruz hopes that this will be a stern warning to unscrupulous individuals who will deprive the government from lawful revenues to stop their smuggling activities . (Kiara Lauren Ibanez/BC/ai/mtvn)

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