Various agri produce confiscated at NAIA

(Photo by Anthony Ching)
(Photo by Anthony Ching)

The personnel of the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) have confiscated various agricultural produce from newly arrived passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 in Pasay City.

In the BPI report, 0.2 kilogram of goji berries, two kilograms of walnuts, and two kilograms of plums were brought by a passenger from Xiamen; 192 kilograms of sugar apple (atis) and 27.7 kilograms of lanzones were brought by a passenger from Hong Kong; 1.7 kilogram of citrus leaves, 1.1 kilogram of pepper, and 1.6 kilogram of eggplants were carried by a passenger from Thailand; two kilograms of petchay, 1.5 kilogram of radish, 4.5 kilograms of corn, and 0.5 kilogram of kangkong were brought by a passenger from Jinjiang; and 0.8 kilogram of ginger and one kilogram of cooked root were confiscated from another passenger from Xiamen.

All agricultural produce were intercepted by the Bureau of Customs on different flights at NAIA Terminal 1. The passengers failed to show any importation permit from the country of their origin, causing them to be confiscated by the BPI.

Daily Tribune