Philippine Navy Seizes Foreign Cargo Vessel

The Philippine Navy seized a foreign cargo vessel involved in illegal actions.

M/V AN BIEN-89-ALCI was stopped west of Pata Island, Sulu, on February 22.

Naval Task Unit boarded the vessel and found that it was smuggling rice from Vietnam. The vessel arrived on Thursday and, before it was searched, unloaded some of its cargo.

The authorities located the local vessels that took the smuggled cargo, apprehended them and seized their firearms.

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Image: Philippine Navy