P15M worth of contraband meat, wildlife parts seized by VIB in Binondo

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By Stacy Ang

MANILA, Philippines — A total of  6.1 tons of contraband meat and wildlife parts worth P15 million were seized by the City Government of Manila’s Veterinary Inspection Board (VIB) during operations  in Binondo, Manila last Monday.

The  VIB Manila operatives seized exotic meat such as  turtles, sea lions, lizards, as well as  other contraband meat.

Also seized were pork, beef, chicken and fish.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno ordered the arrest and filing of charges of the suspects including  a Chinese national who was caught selling  the 6.1 tons of prohibited meat.

The city government operatives identified the suspects as Cai Chang Fen, Rogelio Endrinal and Joshua Almario.

“Put him in jail even if he is Chinese,” said Moreno.

The suspects are facing criminal charges for violating Republic Act  10536 (Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines), RA 10611 (Food Safety Act), and RA 9147 (Wildlife Resources Conservation And Protection Act). (SA/IAMIGO/Currentph.com)

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