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.
Admittedly, [deputy Customs commissioner Horacio] Suansing said, the confiscated onions have little value but pointed out that the raid was intended â€œto 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.â€
Consider yourself schooled, Chinese onion smugglers.