Cops seize 'hot pork'-A A +A
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
POLICE seized a total of 123 kilos of lechon and fresh meat being sold in a flea market along Bacaca Road in Barangay 19-B Poblacion on Sunday.
The owners have abandoned the meat on the stalls upon learning of a raid. Those around deny knowing who owns the meat.
The flea market or talipapa is at the corner of Fatima Village.
Personnel from the San Pedro police confiscated the meat products on Sunday around 5:45 p.m. following the complaint of Jodelco Chan Balino, 42, meat inspector.
Police said the meat products sold in the area are not covered by inspection permits from National Meat Inspection Commission (NMIC) under the City Veterinarian's Office.
Under the law, all animals have to be slaughtered at the Ma-a slaughterhouse and private slaughterhouse that have permits from NMIC.
NMIC ensures that meat products being sold in market are free from diseases and potentially dangerous contaminants and microorganisms.
Police said the seized meat products were brought to the NMIC for inspection. The meat was distributed to the Quick Response Team for Children's Concern, after it was learned that the meat is free from any contaminants.
The police are now conducting investigation to identify the owner of the seized products. (With reports from Jeepy Compio of Sun.Star Superbalita)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 03, 2013.