All cooperatives engaging in rice importation are warned to take extreme precautionary measures not to be used by unscrupulous traders/importers in rice smuggling/illegal importation and other entities/persons to use cooperative documents such as Certificate of Registration and Permits including other acts not within the provision of R.A. 9520.  Please be reminded that such violation of law shall neither be tolerated nor condoned.  The public is hereby advised to report directly any knowledge pertaining thereto to the Authority for appropriate action.