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Cops seize smuggled rice

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A truck loaded with more or less two hundred fifty sacks of alleged smuggled rice was intercepted by personnel of Police Station 8 under Sr. Insp. Daniel Taub along the highway in Barangay Sinunuc, ZamboangaCity, yesterday morning.

Taub told Zamboanga Today that police personnel patrolling the highway led by SPO3 Tamano Hajan, flagged down the Mitsubishi Canter aluminum closed van bearing plate number ANA 2874 for inspection.

The police seized the cargo after the driver, JulkipliAnni, a resident of Lower Calarian, Barangay Campung Islam, failed to present the necessary permits.

Taub said the truck was carrying more or less 250 sacks of 25 kilos rice brandedTripple A.

The seized sacks of rice were brought to the police station while the driver and his assistants were placed under investigation.

Taub disclosed that his office is coordinating with the Bureau of Customs for the turn over and disposition of the contraband. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)




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