Boat loaded with smuggled sugar intercepted off Bolong PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 January 2015 14:01

Government operatives intercepted on Tuesday a vessel loaded with smuggled white sugar with an estimated value of more than P2 million off Bolong, Zamboanga City.

Insp. Dahlan Samuddin, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer, said the vessel, M/L Ylaiza Maye V, was intercepted around 9 a.m.

Samuddin said men of Police Station 3, soldiers of the Task Force Zamboanga and Philippine Coast Guard personnel were on patrol along the coasts of Barangays Sangali and Bolong when they chanced upon M/L Ylaiza Maye V.

Upon inspection, Samuddin said the vessel yielded 1,146 sacks of sugar of 50 kilos each.

He said the boat’s crew could not produce pertinent document on the sugar shipment. The vessel has eight crew and six laborers.

He said further investigation showed the shipment of sugar allegedly came from Malaysia. It was shipped via Taganak, the largest of the seven Turtle Islands municipality in Tawi-Tawi.

He said the confiscated sugar and the vessel were turned over to the Bureau of Customs for proper disposition.