Navy iIntercepts P3.5M worth of smuggled goods PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 November 2013 10:52

A Philippine Navy watercraft (VT102) intercepted on Monday a motor launch loaded with undocumented imported goods while traversing the waters near Great Sta. Cruz Island,  Zamboanga City.

The Navy boat’s captain said that while conducting Maritime Security and Anti-Smuggling Operation patrol, they chanced upon a suspicious seacraft while making evasive maneuvers. It was later found out that the vessel is bound to dock at Petrobay, Baliwasan to unload all imported cargoes onboard.

Inspection made by navy personnel identified the Motor Launch (M/L) JF Express skippered by Jundam T Kuyong with nine crews. It was also confirmed that some 5,000 sacks of Sunrise AAA rice (25kls), 100 boxes of cooking oil and other taxable items were onboard.

The shipment that came from Malaysia is owned by a certain Tulawie Madznur of Jolo, Sulu, according to the Navy.

M/L JF express was escorted to the Zamboanga City Pier and properly turned over to Bureau of Customs Region IX. OIC District Commander SA-II ESS-CPD Broderick R Izquerdo was present and personally supervised the accounting and documentation of imported goods.