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Customs destroys unsafe medicines, meat items


THE Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport destroyed 2 tons of unsafe medicines and meat products that were seized for lack of necessary permits from concerned government agencies. These included 350 kilos of illegal medicines, including the alleged cure for the coronavirus disease 2019, which were found to have clearance from the Food and Drugs Administration. Also destroyed were expired food and meat products, which were seized for lack of import permit and health clearance from the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. The destruction of unregistered medicines is part of the Customs bureau’s initiatives to protect the public against unsafe medicine.


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