ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 16 September) – Navy personnel seized on Sunday evening (Sept. 10) 1,950 sacks of Mitr Pohl refined sugar and other items within the vicinity of Titi Point in Sanga-Sanga, Tawi-Tawi, the Naval Forces Western Mindanao’s (NavForWM) Naval Task Force 61 said in a belated media release.
The seizure happened past 7 p.m. on Sept. 10, according to the media release dated Sept. 15.
Patrol Craft PC390 BRP Jose Loor Sr. intercepted M/L Aizalyn III which was carrying the sugar, 248 boxes of Maggi Kari noodles, 5 boxes of Mee Udang Pancit Tatak Hipon noodles that were already damaged, 16 large and 60 medium-sized water tank drums.
The goods were confiscated after the vessel crew failed to present supporting documents and were turned over to the Bureau of Customs at Sub-Port of Bongao the following day.
The NavForWM estimated the value of the confiscated goods at 15 million pesos. (Frencie L. Carreon/MindaNews)
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