The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) confiscated Tuesday eight (8) boxes containing 4,000 rounds of ammunition on board M/V Asuncion XI, a passenger vessel in Coron, Palawan. The Philippine Ports Authority reported to PCG after a stevedore of Prudential Customs Brokerage Services discovered suspicious boxes declared as “relief items” for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Commander Armando Balilo, PCG Public Affairs chief, said the PCG inspection team boarded the passenger vessel and later found out the boxes declared having humanitarian aid inside from Manila was actually containing undocumented shipments of various ammunition such as caliber .38, caliber .40, caliber. 45, and 9-mm types. Based on the bill of lading, the cargo is consigned to a certain Judson Pe of Barangay Tumpay in Coron.

Source: Sun Star