Police seize substandard materials worth P15 million

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Police personnel inspect substandard construction materials found in a warehouse in Barangay Nula-Tula, Tacloban City worth P15 million. PNA PHOTO COURTESY OF CIDG

Police personnel inspect substandard construction materials found in a warehouse in Barangay Nula-Tula, Tacloban City worth P15 million. PNA PHOTO COURTESY OF CIDG

CRIMINAL Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) unearthed on Wednesday afternoon some P15 million worth of substandard construction materials in a remote village in Tacloban City that was devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda last year.

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CIDG chief Director Benjamin Magalong, quoting reports, said that the construction materials were discovered by their team in stored in a warehouse in Barangay Nula-Tula, which was one of the villages devastated by Yolanda in Tacloban City.

Magalong said the operation resulted to the seizure of corrugated GI and plain sheets, steel bars and voluminous plywoods with no Philippine Standard markings. Fan was invited for questioning to the 8th RCIDU office.

The official said the operation was in accordance with the deputation of the CIDG by Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo sometime in April as recommended by Secretary Panfilo Lacson, the Presidential Assistant for Rehab and Recovery.

The Philippine National Police was asked to assist in the enforcement and conduct of operation against proliferation of substandard construction materials in regions hard hit by Yolanda last year.

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