Korean, Filipino arrested for selling P1.6M worth of unregistered food products in Cavite
MANILA, Philippines — Police arrested one Korean national and one Filipino for allegedly selling non-certified imported food products in the province of Cavite, said the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday.
According to the PNP in a statement, the suspects were arrested during an entrapment operation by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in an establishment in Paliparan-Sabutan Road, Silang, Cavite, on Wednesday, June 21.
The suspects were identified as Yong Cheol Baek, the establishment’s owner; and Jennelyn Cañete Arnado, the operation manager.
During the arrest, police seized imported food products found in the Food and Drugs Association’s Public Health Warning Advisory No. 2023-0018. These include 545 boxes of luncheon meat worth P1,119,000; 165 boxes of Jardin Triple Brew worth P148,500; 50 boxes of Jardin Blue Lemonade worth P135,000; and 77 boxes of Delicious BorYung Laver worth P207,900.
“Atin lamang tangkilikin ang mga bagay o pagkain na awtorisado o may kaukulang Sertipiko ng Pagpaparehistro,” reminded the CIDG.
(We should only patronize items or food that are authorized or have the corresponding Certificate of Product Registration.)
Criminal complaints for violation of Republic Act 911 or the “FDA Act of 2009” are set to be filed against the suspects. — Kirsten Segui, trainee