Bulacan News Balita – Police and members of the provincial task force “Bantay Botcha” have arrested two suspected dealers of tainted meat and seized more than 2,000 kilos of “double dead” pork meat over the weekend.
Bulacan acting police director Senior Supt. Wendy Rosario said the “hot meat” was intercepted at a checkpoint manned by a joint team of policemen and staff from the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO).
Rosario said a police team stopped a freezer van loaded with 85 boxes of chopped imported pork meat (weighing about 1,500 kilos) at a checkpoint in Barangay Bulihan here at around 2 a.m. Sunday.
Supt. Balatazar Mamaril Jr., Malolos City police chief, said the police team arrested Eduardo Flores, a meat dealer from Marilao, after he failed to present permits and certification from the National Meat Inspection Service.
Mamaril said the “hot meat” were inside carton boxes marked “made in USA” and were bound for the public market in Hagonoy town when it was intercepted.
This was the second time that several kilos of imported meat from USA were seized by authorities in this city.