CUSTOMS RECOVERS OVER P500K WORTH OF SMUGGLED RICE IN CEBU PORT
Over a half-million worth of smuggled rice was intercepted by elements of Bureau of Customs on August 10 at the port of Cebu.
According to the report, a total of 495 bags of Myanmar white rice were seized.
The seizure of the smuggled rice is a result of the Port’s Enforcement and Security Service (ESS) intelligence and investigative work headed by District Commander SPAS Jerry M. Arizabal.
The ESS received confidential information that a shipment that arrived at the Port of Cebu from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on July 23 was loaded with imported rice.
“The Inward Foreign Manifest declared the shipment to contain personal effects of the consignee, a certain Theresa Lawas who is allegedly a resident of Barangay Pansoy, Municipality of Sogod, Cebu,” the BOC said.