Disposal of smuggled pork halted temporarily

19.08.2016

The disposal of at least 800 tonnes of smuggled pork has been temporarily stopped by the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BoC). In the last week of July, the BoC recommended the condemnation of at least 800 tonnes of imported pork meat contained in 32 40-foot container vans.

However, in a letter to BoC Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon, Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (Sinag) Chairman Rosendo So aired the industry’s concern that the place and the company are worrying given that the company tasked to dispose of the meat “might be the same company that has been investigated by the [Philippine] Senate” for involvement in onion smuggling, while the husband of the Mayor of Palayan City, where the rendering of the condemn meat was supposed to happen, has also been implicated in a Senate investigation on rice smuggling.

 


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