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Two million eel fingerlings bound for HK seized at NAIA

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Bureau of Customs (BoC) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) confiscated  some two  million eel fingerlings bound for Hong Kong at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

BFAR Director Asis Perez said the shipment of 46 boxes containing the elvers was brought to the Miascor Cargo early Sunday morning for shipment to Hong Kong  on board a Cathay Pacific flight.

The cargo forwarders, identified as Expertrans Philippines Inc., abandoned the shipment at the warehouse after receiving reports that they lacked import permits.

Customs examiners got suspicious about the cargoes, which were all labelled as “perishable items-foodstuff,” forcing them to inspect the  contents..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/metro-section/item/1277-two-million-eel-fingerlings-bound-for-hk-seized-at-naia

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