P85 M smuggled sugar seized in Subic port
MANILA, Philippines — A total of 780,000 kilos of smuggled refined sugar worth P85 million were seized by the Department of Agriculture (DA) at the Port of Subic Bay last Thursday.
The DA said its Inspectorate and Enforcement (IE) confiscated 30 shipping containers of refined sugar smuggled under consignee MFBY Consumer Goods Trading.
“Upon inspection, it was revealed that the shipment contained 520 bags or 780,000 kilos of refined sugar. At P110 per kilo prevailing price, the cargo amounts to approximately P85 million,” the DA said in a statement on Friday.
The DA conducted the operation together with the Bureau of Customs, the Sugar Regulatory Administration, and the Philippine Coast Guard.
The smuggled shipment was misdeclared as slipper outsoles and styrene butadiene rubber, the DA said.
P1.5 B smuggled agri products seized since October 2022 — DA
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