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Friday, September 9, 2022

Port Cops, Plant Quarantine Agents Seizes Smuggled Onions at Surigao Port 

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte - At least P6 million worth of smuggled onions were seized at the Port of Surigao City by the Bureau of Plant Industry – Caraga in coordination with port police operatives of the Philippine Ports Authority Port Management Office of Surigao.  

In a statement released on Monday, September 05, 2022, the Port Police Division of PMO Surigao said that plant quarantine agents led by Agriculture Center Chief Ricardo Blasé, and Agriculture Product Inspector Levi Cornites busted on September 5 around 12,000 kilograms of smuggled yellow onions which were contained in 1,498 bags bound for Tacloban City intended to be shipped via MV FastCat.  

According to an Inspection Report of the Bureau of Plant Industry, the undocumented yellow onions came from Cagayan de Oro City loaded in a 10-wheeler truck driven by a certain Danilo Martin together with his assistant identified as Kenneth Depatio, who are both residents of Pasacao town in Camarines Sur.

The seized smuggled onions are currently stored at the Port of Surigao Cargo Shed duly-secured by Globalports Surigao Terminals Inc. (PPA- PMO Surigao/PIA- Surigao del Norte)