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P362 million smuggled vegetables destroyed in Pampanga

Evelyn Macairan, Ding Cervantes, Ric Sapnu - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Smuggled vegetables worth P362 million were destroyed at the Greenleaf 88 Hazardous Waste Disposal Center in Porac, Pampanga on Monday.

Port of Subic district collector Maritess Martin said 18 of the 60 40-foot shipping containers that were seized contained onions, carrots and broccoli.

“We are just waiting for the court order before we destroy the smuggled content of 42 other containers being held at the Port of Subic,” Martin said.

He said the seized goods were misdeclared as frozen bread, jams and yellow onions.

The shipments were reportedly consigned to Zhenpin Consumer Goods Trading, Duar Te Mira Non-Specialized Wholesale, Gingarnion Agri Trading and Thousand Sunny Enterprise.

Most of the seized items were found to be in advanced stage of decomposition.

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