Customs bust a bust

The daring dawn raid we hinted at in the last post was not as daring as advertised.

The Bureau of Customs raided Tondo Friday morning and seized 60 bags of onions smuggled in from China.

At 10 pounds per bag, that comes to 600 pounds and a market value of around P17,680.

Sa presinto ka na magpaliwanag!

Admittedly, [deputy Customs commissioner Horacio] Suansing said, the confiscated onions have little value but pointed out that the raid was intended “to send a strong message to smugglers that even if the smuggled items have already left the premises of the Customs, we would still run after those selling them.”

Consider yourself schooled, Chinese onion smugglers.

11 Comments

  1. Guys, guys, allow me to misbehave. May I laugh loud and clear? Heeelllo! Does that mean yes? HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA! They send in SWAT Espesyal and they got Onions?

    That Senator was really goot!!! The smugglers swapped it with Onions!!!! OR, OR, The intelligence service must not have been peopled by intelligent people after all.!!!!!

    HA!HA!HA!HA!HA! PATHETIC!!!!!!

  2. The “Intelligent” people in the “intelligence department” should check the Twitter feed to know who was the National Security Risk in the Senate. If they trumpeted of tracking down a man on FACEBOOK, they will not have problem with TWITTER.

    The Philippines would be great again with this headline wired all over the world: “PHILIPPINES TRACKED DOWN NATIONAL SECURITY RISK IN THE SENATE THRU TWITTER after FACEBOOK APPREHENSION”.

  3. “PHILIPPINES TRACKED DOWN NATIONAL SECURITY RISK IN THE SENATE THRU TWITTER after FACEBOOK APPREHENSION”

    On a technical note, that’s around seven words too long for an actual headline.

  4. Wasn’t Sen. Kiko Pangilinan part of the raiding team? So is he also the one who leaked the info? I believe I saw him in a newspaper photo days back.

    Well Suansing was right to say that it was all meant to send a strong message. And that message said:

    “HEY WE’RE A BUNCH OF INCOMPETENT FOOLS”

  5. “The Customs bureau was actually after smuggled onions … ” What a lame unoriginal excuse from Customs Bureau. They were there big time and all they got were tomatoes on their faces. Many thanks to a Senator twittering. Philippine Senators should be disbarred from using twitter. 🙂

    Why would anyone want to smuggle onions? I grew onions from the backyard for our science project. Not needing much water. No fertilizer. Nothing at all. Sat back and tweeted two weeks later I got onions.

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