Navy seizes P10M worth of smuggled goods PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:34

JOLO, Sulu – Patrol craft of the Philippine Navy has intercepted a motor launch vessel carrying smuggled goods with an estimated market value of P10 million coming from Sandakan, Malaysia Thursday last week.

The vessel was spotted by the navy craft at vicinity 1.2 nautical miles West of Tulian Island, Sulu while conducting maritime law enforcement operation. The vessel was heading for Jolo pier to disembark the undocumented goods when it was apprehended and was later identified as M/L Al-Kausar owned and operated by Albasher Salim Sangka of Basbas, Languyan, Tawi-Tawi.

The crew of BRP Emilio Liwanag (PG118) led byCommander Bartolome, commanding officer, immediately conducted inspection with the presence of Hudr iDarusalam,  Master Patron of the vessel.

The vessel was brought to Jolo pier for further inspection and filing of appropriate charges.  As a result, a total of 485 bales of used clothings (ukay-ukay), 3,000 sacks of rice, 300 cases of K2 softdrinks, 183 boxes of Sedaap noodles, 100 boxes of Maggi Kari, 115 bags of pancit/udang noodles, 30 boxes of white candles (BT lights), and 200 boxes of cooking oil were confirmed on board the vessel.

The said goods were properly turned over last Saturday to the representatives of the Bureau of Customs,    

The Naval Forces Western Mindanao commander, Rear Admiral Guzman, commended his personnel aboard BRP Emilio Liwanag for this accomplishment.