Police seize 4,000 sacks of suspected smuggled rice PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 11:58

Police confiscated some 4,000 sacks of suspected smuggled rice while they were being unloaded from a wooden hulled vessel at the Petron wharf in Baliwasan Seaside, this city around  3:50 a.m. last Monday.

A police report disclosed that the sacks of rice of 25 kilos each and with brand name “Sunrise AAA” were being unloaded from M/L Princess Sibutu when police operatives arrived.

When confronted, according to  the police, the alleged owner Alnezar Usman could not produce any pertinent documents of the rice shipment.

Police said a  certain Jul-Arab A. Akan of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi, and alleged owner of M/L Princess Sibutu likewise also failed to present the manifest of the cargoes, prompting policemen to hold and turn over the shipment to the investigation section of ZCPS-11 (Central Police Station) for proper documentation and disposition.

On Monday afternoon, Insp Joey A. Montenegro, Chief, Investigation Section turned over the confiscated smuggled rice to the Bureau Of Customs. It was  duly received by SA-I Jose Romulo A. Gonzales, duty officer, at the Bureau Of Customs,