8,000 sacks of smuggled rice aboard boat seized PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 03 July 2015 13:52

by DAN TORIBIO

 

Some 8,000 sacks of smuggled rice aboard a motor launch were intercepted off Bolong last Wednesday.

A police report disclosed that men of Police Station 3 under Sr. Insp. Joel Tuttuh, barangay officials of Bolong and Philippine Coast Guard personnel held MV Julmina while it was navigating off Bisaya-Bisaya Island in Bolong.

The lawmen chased the vessel after learning it was carrying smuggled rice from Sandakan, Malaysia.

During investigation, the boat’s crews failed to present papers legalizing the importation of the rice.

Ocular investigation showed the vessel was loaded with 8,000 sacks of rice of 25 kilograms each.

Police named the owner of the smuggled rice as a certain Hadji Papinga.

The vessel crew members were identified as Ladjid Muksan, 47, of Baliwasan, (boat captain); Rafsujil J. Lakkian ( asst. Capt); Alazar J. Lakian (manager); Mohammad Sazi mHairul (crew); WaridJuladdi (crew); Rommel Naddija (crew); Alkap Madjid (crew); Jenito Ngo crew); Trono Diam (crew); Nonie Sigba (crew)  and Naser Pampian (crew).

The boat along with the sacks of rice were scheduled to be brought to the local wharf  for turnover to the Bureau of Customs. – Dan Toribio Jr.