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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has condemned two tons of seized medicines and meat products.

On May 22, tons of unregistered medicine with an estimated weight of 350 kilos were condemned by the BOC-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

The seized medicines did not have the necessary clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and thus considered unsafe for human consumption.

BOC also condemned expired food stuff and meat products with no health clearance.

The seized goods were condemned using a thermal decomposer at the facility of Integrated Waste Management Inc. located in Trece Martires City.

The condemnation was coordinated with FDA, the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, and Commission on Audit.

The condemnation of seized products is in compliance with Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero’s directive to protect the country from the entry of illegal goods and imports not compliant with Customs regulations.

Earlier, the BOC Port of Zamboanga destroyed confiscated cigarettes worth P245.8 million in Baliwasan, Zamboanga City. The crushed cigarettes were then disposed at the city sanitary landfill at Brgy. Salaan.

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