THE Bureau of Customs-NAIA condemned another 8.7 tons of unregistered and hazardous goods.
BoC-NAIA District Collector Mimel Talusan said those condemned were illegally imported medicines, cosmetics, cigarettes and electronic goods found in Trece Martires, Cavite and that the effort was meant to protect the public from goods that are harmful and unfit for consumption.
Talusan said the hazardous goods arrived through different warehouses without proper permits and clearances and cannot be sold through public auction for being unfit for consumption.
The goods, she said, were destroyed using the Thermal Decomposer (Pyrolysis) Facility of the Integrated Waste Management Inc. (IWMI) to make sure that these items will not be not sold or made available in the market.
“As public safety is of primordial importance under the leadership of Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, BOC-NAIA`vows continued vigilance against the influx of dangerous drugs, anti-social goods and hazardous substances”, Talusan said.