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One Ton of Tainted Pork Seized in Bulacan

by 5m Editor
3 June 2011, at 9:36am

PHILIPPINES - At least a ton of tainted pork was intercepted while it was being brought to the local market in Bulacan province's Marilao town on Thursday night.

Police acting on a tip caught a tricycle driver transporting the meat in Loma de Gato village, reports GMA News, citing Radio DzBB.

The driver, initially identified as Reynaldo Bendam, was brought to a local police station for questioning.

Mr Bendam also faces added sanctions after he failed to present a driver's license, the report said.

Thursday night's incident happened when authorities were on alert against the selling of tainted fish from some areas in Batangas and Pangasinan that were affected by a recent fish kill.

In Metro Manila, authorities had seized several hundred kilos of double-dead fish during searches at public market stalls.