Philippines authorities seize Taiwan-bound firearms

02/14/2019 02:39 PM
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Manila, Feb. 14 (CNA) Authorities in the Philippines intercepted eight pistols, 20 magazines and 266 rounds of ammunition bound for Taiwan Wednesday.

According to a statement from the Philippines' Bureau of Customs, the arms, valued at US$9,728, were concealed inside shipments declared as solar panels and tool carts.

The packages were discovered at a warehouse in Ninoy Aquino International Airport, local media reported.

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Taiwan's de-facto embassy in Manila, is coordinating with the Philippines to try to identify the intended recipients.

(By Emerson Lim and Chung Yu-chen)

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