NBI Finds 50,000 Bags Of Rice Hidden In Warehouses @ Iligan City

NBI Finds 50,000 Bags Of Rice Hidden In Warehouses @ Iligan City

Bags Of Rice

Photos: (left) Divina M. Suson, (right) Bonita Ermac/Manila Bulletin.

Mga higala! The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), together with the National Food Authority (NFA), has discovered more than 50,000 bags of rice hidden inside three (3) warehouses on Barangay Pala-o, Iligan City.

According to a report from the Manila Bulletin, the first 2 warehouses contained over 20,000 bags packed in 25-50 kilo commercial rice bags and is said to owned by a Sonia Payan, who is based in Cagayan de Oro. But, during the raid, only a Chinese national named Yang Jianzhu was present.

Meanwhile, the other warehouse contained 30,000 bags of rice and these were suspected to be smuggled and reportedly owned by a certain Johnny Tan. The mentioned owners are suspected of repacking their rice supplies and selling it at a higher price.

Moreover, NFA Provincial Director Sambitory Dimaporo said that Panya and Tan only had the license to operate rice retail stores, and not to maintain a warehouse.

Dimaporo also added that the three warehouses were not in their inventory, “So, gi-hoard gyud ni siya, gitago”, (so, its being hoarded, hidden).

For more details, kindly read Manila Bulletin‘s article:



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