‘Double dead’ meat confiscated in Angeles

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010


ANGELES CITY – Police confiscated Tuesday dawn some 333 kilos of suspected “botcha,” or double dead meat at the Pampang public market.

Authorities seized the hot meat from a meat vendor identified as Neida Santos Bonifacio, 22, of Santo Nino, Barangay Pampang here.

Senior Supt. Danilo Bautista, city police director, said the meat was allegedly delivered to the public market by a closed van owned by GN Rica Meat Products located at Bagungbayan, Santa Trinidad, this city.

Meat inspector Nelson Pineda found out during an inspection that the meat products are no longer fit for human consumption.

Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said that he has instructed market administrator Wilson Velasco to be alert following a report that botcha meats are spreading in Bulacan province and Metro Manila.

“Upon info coming from my wife (Herminia) three days ago, I alerted the market administrator, Wilson Velasco, on bocha being delivered from Bulacan or Manila,” Pamintuan said.

Bautista said the police turned over the meat to the City Veterinary’s Office for proper disposal.

Charges are being prepared against individuals involved in the selling of “hot meat”. (Reynaldo G. Navales)

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on November 17, 2010.

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