NEXT month, the Collection District III of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) headed by lady sharpshooter Mimel Talusan will be celebrating its 59th Founding Anniversary.
In this light, I would like to greet Talusan and those under her command and supervision, for their amazing efforts in protecting the country’s borders roundthe-clock, from the entry of any kind of contrabands.
The entire Customs NAIA team, through the leadership of District Collector Talusan, NAIA officials, frontliners and operatives truly deserve a pat in the back for achieving record-breaking statistics on ‘Border Protection’.
This, according to Coll. Mimel, is in support of the reform programs of BoC Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero.
Following is a rundown of some of the major accomplishments achieved by Talusan and her entire team for the past year alone: 4,496 kgs meat and meat products without permits were confiscated to prevent African Swine Fever outbreak; 3,084 live species were saved from illegal importation, exportation and wildlife trade; 358 pcs of concealed live ammunitions were intercepted; 48 cases of import/export of illegal drugs were busted; 46 pieces of smuggled gun parts were intercepted and 10 pieces of smuggled pistols/rifles intercepted.
On top of this, Talusan takes pride in the fact that her team’s revenue contribution for the current year is at least eight percent higher than that of last year.
Congratulations to the BoC’s ‘Team NAIA’ for an amazing feat!!!
Commendations are also in order for three traffic enforcers from the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB), under its chief Dennis Viaje, for the recent apprehension of a Chinese who posed as a member of the Philippine National Police when he got flagged down for violation of the color coding scheme.
Viaje said Samuel Ko Siy, 42, of No. 47-F Marian St., Brgy. Dela Paz, Pasig City, had been charged with usurpation of authority and falsification of public documents after getting arrested at around 3:30 p.m. last August 15, 2019 at the corner of P. Campa and A. Mendoza Streets in Sampaloc, Manila.
According to Viaje, traffic enforcers Marcial Villanueva, Rick Paul David and Modesto Caguioa flagged down the said suspect.
It was while the enforcers were already issuing a violation receipt when Siy suddenly introduced himself as a policeman with the rank of SPO1 and purportedly assigned at the Quezon City Police DistrictStation 6.
Suspecting that the PNP identification card presented by Siy was fake, the traffic enforcers decided to seek the assistance of police officers from the University Belt Area-Police Community Precinct (UBA-PCP).
It was during the initial inspection that the said PNP ID was proven to be fake.
Station Commander Robert Domingo directed PCpl. Kherth Aure, a member of the UBA-PCP, to help the said enforcers in conveying the suspect to the Ospital ng Sampaloc for initial medical and physical examination and then subsequently, to the Sampaloc Police Station for investigation and proper disposition.
The MTPB did a good job in busting the alleged fake cop. The question that needs to be resolved now is how the said Chinese got the fake ID and who made if for him? Who knows how many more are out there?? Who takes over from here?
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