55,000 Sacks of Rice Discovered During an NBI Raid in Two Iligan City Warehouses

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) together with the National Food Authority (NFA) conducted an inspection in two warehouses located in Palao, Iligan City after receiving reports that rice hoarding occurs in the area and the inspection team discovered a total of 55,000 sacks of rice inside the two warehouses.



In the first warehouse inspected by the NBI and the NFA, at least 25,000 sacks of rice were discovered. The alleged owner of the warehouse only declared that the area inspected  was just an ordinary store therefore the said building was not authorized to store rice.



Aside from the 25,000 sacks of rice first discovered, another warehouse in Iligan City was also inspected and authorities discovered 30,000 sacks of rice owned by a Filipino-Chinese businessman.

In an interview with the local media, NBI Chief Atty. Jamal Dimaporo was quoted as saying "Posibleng nagtatago sila ng bigas para tumaas ang presyo," the NBI chief stated.

The alleged rice hoarding activities in Iligan City could be related to the earlier confiscated rice hoarding activities in Cagayan De Oro which were also apprehended by authorities. The said rice discovered in CDO are also intended to be delivered Iligan City.

Based upon the markings of the confiscated rice, there are sacks marked "Malaysia" which lead to suspicion that all these rice confiscated by authorities were smuggled from Malaysia.

Source: PNA Mindanao

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