According to Lacson's complaint, the 40,000 bags of Vietnamese long grain rice consigned to CLTI were already declared 'abandoned and forfeited' in favor of the government in two rulings issued by Alcid on April 26.
Although the shipments came in on March 9 and 16, CLTI allegedly lodged an import entry only on March 31.
(CLTI) officers Filomena Lim, Lucio Roger Lim Jr., Rowena Lim, Joselito Lopez, Josephine Rizalde, and Ambrosio Ursal Jr.
'Despite respondents' knowledge of the lack of any import permit for the subject rice shipments by CLTI, they nonetheless allowed their entry at the Port of Cagayan de Oro, and caused the unlawful release of these rice shipments from the BOC,' Lacson stated in his complaint.
Lacson claimed Aquino issued import permits for CLTI that has a validity that could 'retroact from the time of the arrival of the shipment.'