(Mystery on 10 missing trucks solved)Smuggled goods loaded back on boat PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:30

The missing sacks of suspected rice and sugar on board ten trucks were reportedly loaded back on the boat after they were apprehended by police Monday last week.

The information was given by seven out of ten drivers in their statement to police.

The drivers said that on the morning of April 9, Monday, they entered the Taha wharf driving their respective trucks where they loaded an undetermined number of sacks of sugar from a jungkong docked along the wharf.

The drivers said that some of the trucks were already loaded with sacks when they arrived at the wharf.

The trucks loaded with suspected smuggled sugar and rice were apprehended by police on Tuesday morning.

The trucks were reportedly parked inside the private wharf waiting for the arrival of Customs officials.

Customs officials did not arrive to inspect the cargo.

Meanwhile, unknown to police, the drivers started loading back the sacks of smuggled items into the jungkong, which reportedly left the wharf after the cargo was loaded back into the vessel.

On Wednesday morning, the trucks left the wharf without their cargo.

Recall that ten trucks loaded with suspected smuggled rice and sugar were reported missing by police Wednesday last week.

Police said that the trucks went missing after Customs officials failed to inspect the trucks partked inside a private wharf.  (Dan Toribio)