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Gov’t hit for inaction on 87M kilos of smuggled meat By Benjamin B. Pulta 05/23/2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Gov’t hit for inaction on 87M kilos of smuggled meat

By Benjamin B. Pulta 05/23/2012

Local hog growers yesterday expressed disgust over Malacañang’s high-profile campaign against corruption which they said failed to spot some 87 million kilos of smuggled meat last year. They added even industry officials also complained against the failure of Customs officials to conduct full in-house inspection of container vans.

The smuggling is estimated to have killed off 20 percent of the backyard industry.

Abono chairman and Swine Development Council (SDC) director Rosendo So demanded that the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Customs (BoC) immediately purge the list of importers after he said the council found that only 14 percent or 15.03 million of 102.14 million kilos of offals were legitimate importation..... MORE

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