PCG confiscates 5,200 liters of imported diesel PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 27 August 2018 14:54

By Bhong Simbajon

The Philippine Coast Guard Zamboanga Station confiscated some 5,200 liters of imported diesel loaded in twenty four drums on board a vessel plying the route from Malaysia to Zamboanga City.

PCG Zamboanga Station chief Liutenant Commander Noriel Ramos said that the diesel fuel shipment was intercepted amidst their intensified anti-smuggling operations in the southern backdoor.

"We still have to determine if this volume of diesel intercepted is for the use of M/L Sabrina where it was apprehended on board, or it was imported for a reason to sell it here in Zamboanga City," Ramos said.

Ramos said that after the proper inventory, the shipment was immediately turned over to the Bureau of Customs.

Over the weekend, Ramos together with PCG District SouthWestern Mindanao Commander, Captain Joseph Coyme, turned over the confiscated items to Customs Collector Lyceo Martinez for proper disposition and filing of appropriate charges in court to its consignee.

Captain Coyme said that their relentless efforts in the anti-smuggling campaign together with the BOC will be of no let up in order to regulate or put a stop to all types of illegal activities here in Southern backdoor.

Coyme said that the series of confiscations of smuggled items and other seaborne law enforcement campaign will persist as long as there are people who violate the mandate of the Philippine government. (Bhong Simbajon/RMN News)