MANILA, Philippines — Police have arrested a Korean national and a Filipino for allegedly selling uncertified imported food products in Cavite province, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Friday.
According to the PNP in a statement, the suspects were arrested during a provocation operation by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) at a facility in Paliparan-Sabutan road, Silang, Cavite on Wednesday, June 21. .
The suspects were identified as Yong Cheol Baek, the owner of the establishment; and Jennelyn Cañete Arnado, Operations Manager.
During the arrest, police seized imported food products found in Food and Drugs Association Public Health Warning Notice No. 2023-0018. These include 545 boxes of cold meat worth 1,119,000 pula; 165 boxes of Jardin Triple Brew worth 148,500 pesos; 50 boxes of Blue Lemonade Garden worth 135,000P; and 77 boxes of Delicious BorYung Laver worth 207,900 P.
“Atin lamang tangkilikin ang bagay o pagkain na awtorisado o may kaukulang Sertipiko ng Pagpaparehistro,” CIDG recalled.
(We should only patronize items or foods that are licensed or have the corresponding product registration certificate.)
Criminal complaints of violations of Republic Law 911 or the “FDA Act of 2009” should be filed against the suspects. — Kirsten Segui, intern
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