Wonder why lechon are expensive nowadays? The Misamis Oriental Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) recently intercepted in two separate occasions more than 200 live hogs from Zamboanga Peninsula loaded into air-conditioned vans, SUVs and other private vehicles at the animal quarantine checkpoint in Lugait town as well as in Poblacion, Naawan in an attempt to bypass the Lugait checkpoint. Transporters were trying to sneak the said animals into the province and Cagayan de Oro City despite a ban of live hogs coming from African Swine Fever-(ASF) affected areas. Photos by GMA Regional TV.
Authorities intensified the conduct of checkpoint after receiving information that private vehicles are now being used to transport hogs. Accordingly, personnel of the PVO have already disposed the seized hogs by culling. Reports also state this is already the fourth time that authorities foiled an attempt to sneak in live hogs to the province since January this year.
Naawan, MisOr – 50 live hogs loaded into Crosswind and Kia Bongo
Lugait, MisOr – 150 live hogs loaded into airconditioned passenger vans
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