SRA pushes for the sale of smuggled sugar in Kadiwa

SRA pushes for the sale of smuggled sugar in Kadiwa

By Liezelle Soriano

MANILA — Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) Administrator David Alba said that he will recommend to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to allow the sale of confiscated smuggled sugar in Kadiwa outlets to benefit consumers.

“I will make representation to the President to have these sugar sold through Kadiwa so the public can enjoy refined sugar at a lower cost,” David said.

David added that among those confiscated were 80,000 bags of smuggled sugar at the Batangas port a week ago and 4,000 metric tons or P240 million worth of smuggled sugar from Thailand.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) also said earlier that P19 million worth of smuggled sugar was confiscated at the Manila International Container Port (MICP).

The seizure of the sugar that was being smuggled was made possible by the Bureau of Customs (BOC), which Alba commended.

(ai/mtvn)

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