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Anti-Smuggling Ops (August 18, 2023)

Author: DA-AFID | 22 August 2023

The Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Inspectorate and Enforcement (DA-IE), together with the  Bureau of Customs (BOC), and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), conducted a joint anti-smuggling operation in Navotas City on August 18, 2023 as part of the combined efforts to combat agricultural smuggling.

The group seized 364,000 kilograms of agri-fishery products comprised of expired beef, chicken meat, and frozen fish in 13 cold storage facilities owned and managed by the Philstorage Corporation.

The items were estimated to be worth Php 86.8M.

Assistant Secretary for DA-IE James A. Layug encouraged the public to report suspicious activities and coordinate with the Department to help in achieving food security. ###