5 S’poreans Caught Bringing 150kg worth of food into Manila
On Monday evening (14 Oct), 5 Singaporean men and 1 Chinese national arrived in Manila for a casino trip.
Arrived at Manila for casino getaway
These 6 men arrived at Philippines as they planned to play at a casino for a few days.
However, when they landed, they were stopped by the custom agents for bringing large quantities of food without having an import permit. The food weighed a total of 150kg, containing different types of fruits and dim sum.
96kg of fruits & 65kg of dimsum
According to The Straits Times, 96kg worth of grapes and passion fruit were confiscated along with 65kg of siew mai, char siew pau, and rice with meat — possibly lor mai kai.
The reason as to why they needed so much food was not explained.
Food at Manila airport warehouse
The Straits Times revealed that the 6 men aged between 28 to 57 did not get charged, nor were they held back at the airport.
However, the large amounts of food they dabao-ed have been brought to the Manila airport warehouse.
A lesson we can learn from this is: if you really need to bring that much food overseas, at least get yourself an import permit.
Else, you might end up empty-handed like these 6 men.