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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila to auction off 700 tonnes of smuggled garlic after prices soar

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Going once, going spice: illicit garlic at auction About 700 tonnes of garlic smuggled from Shandong will be auctioned off next week in Manila after soaring prices ... confiscated agricultural products in order to curb smuggling, which harmed local garlic farmers' livelihoods. "But as garlic prices soared in May this year, President Benigno Aquino directed ...

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    Large cache of smuggled exotic animals seized in Philippines

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Wildlife officers said on Wednesday they had seized almost 100 exotic animals and birds including cockatoos, echidnas and wallabies that had been smuggled ... The head of the government’s wildlife division Josefina de Leon said a crime syndicate with members from different countries was known to be smuggling rare animals from Malaysia into the southern ...

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    Philippines police probe Catholic Church's link to illegal ivory trade

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... focus on two priests quoted in the article, one of whom allegedly gave the magazine a list of known ivory carvers in Manila and advice on how to smuggle statues abroad. "We already knew ... that the Philippines is a transshipment point of illegal tusks, and that they are smuggled out as religious icons," said Mundita Lim, head of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau. "But ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines hunt for 'blood ivory' statues blocked at Cebu shrine

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... allegedly linked to the illegal smuggling of ivory, told investigators they would have to speak to the priest's lawyers first, said Eddie Llamedo, an Environment Department spokesman. He ... by Monsignor Cristobal Garcia, a priest named in a National Geographic article as giving advice on how to smuggle ivory and naming carvers who would turn it into statues. The article has touched off ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila eyes joint sea patrol with neighbours

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 06:34pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia are considering joint patrols of their sea borders to combat piracy, smuggling and the movement of al-Qaeda-linked ... borders where human and arms smuggling, piracy and the movement of militants from al-Qaeda-linked have long been a concern. In 2000, Abu Sayyaf gunmen crossed the border in speedboats and snatched ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila destroys US$10m of seized ivory to send message, prevent theft

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... used a backhoe and an incinerator yesterday to crush and burn more than five tonnes of smuggled elephant tusks worth an estimated US$10 million, in the biggest known destruction of trafficked ... information on the origin and transit points of the smuggled ivory. This would also help to dismantle criminal syndicates responsible for poaching in Africa. "This not only sends a message ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines plans to put Imelda jewels on display

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 03:20pm

    ... a Greek friend of Marcos while he was trying to smuggle them out. Marcos was replaced by democracy icon Corazon Aquino who put up the wealth commission to recover all of Marcos’s ill-gotten ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine official Rodrigo Duterte calls for head of suspected car thief

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Manila

    ... killing." Duterte said Yu had made unfounded claims of car smuggling against his son late last year and that he had received a call from Roxas on behalf of President Benigno Aquino asking about ...



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