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P20M smuggled rice disappears in Zamboanga City

UNDER cover of darkness, a shipment of suspected smuggled rice is unloaded at a private wharf in Zamboanga City recently. JOREM GARCIA/CONTRIBUTOR

An estimated P9-million worth of smuggled rice shipment has gone missing three days after it was intercepted by the Philippine Navy here.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Filipino fuel smuggling bid foiled in Sabah


Malaysian security forces in Sabah have foiled a fuel smuggling bid when they stopped a cargo boat manned by Filipinos in waters off Sandakan’s east coast.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Lawmakers seek probe of luxury car smuggling at Cagayan de Oro port

CAR BOOM IN CAGAYAN A fleet of imported used luxury vehicles—including Porsches, BMWs, Mercedes-Benzes, Hummers—await wash and polishing work at a car lot in Casambalangan village in Santa Ana, Cagayan province.  MELVIN GASCON / INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Two lawmakers from Mindanao have called for a congressional probe into reports that the Cagayan de Oro port has become a smuggling hub for luxury cars.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

China considers ending death penalty for 9 crimes


China may scrap the death penalty for nine out of 55 crimes, including counterfeiting and smuggling nuclear materials, state media said Monday.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

PDEA nips ‘shabu’ smuggling via dictionary

high-grade shabu

Is “shabu” found in the dictionary? Perhaps not the word, but the illegal substance also known as methamphetamine hydrochloride was exactly what anti-narcotics agents found in this particular dictionary that someone tried to ship out to Australia, the authorities said Friday.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »