As consumers continue to suffer from high prices of onions in local markets due to alleged lack of supply, the government just disposed of over 71,000 kilos of smuggled bulbs in Zamboanga City. Sources claim that the abovementioned were buried Saturday at the Department of Agriculture Research Center compound in Sitio San Ramon, Barangay Talisayan, Zamboanga City. The smuggled products were disposed since the following "cannot be consumed" as they reportedly did not undergo safety inspections, which could possibly pose risks to consumers.
All in all, it formed over 12,000 bags seized during various operations launched by law enforcement agencies in the past weeks. Last January 25, the Bureau of Customs Port of Zamboanga seized P18.6 million worth of smuggled onions aboard a vessel in Brgy. Ayala, Zamboanga City.