Police intercept another big illegal rice shipment PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 18 August 2013 13:53

Another suspected illegal shipment of rice was intercepted by the police last Thursday night.

Policemen swooped down on the local wharf after receiving a report that several sacks of rice believed to be smuggled had just loaded into 10 cargo trucks from a vessel.

When the police arrived, they spotted the 10 trucks carrying sacks of rice of 25 kilograms each ready to leave the pier.

During investigation, lawmen found out that the sacks of rice are owned by Madzur Tulawie y Kalon, 31, married, of Flamingo, Sinunuc.

Police said that a total of 2,943 sacks of rice of 25 kilograms each were recovered from the 10 cargo trucks.

It was learned that the illegal shipment of rice came from Jolo aboard M/L Alkusal.

Police said the owner of the sacks of rice could not present any pertinent papers legalizing its shipment.

The seized rice shipment was turned over to the Bureau of Customs while the vessel was placed under the custody of the Philippine Coast Guard Zamboanga. – Dan Toribio Jr.