NBI nabs 3 Korean men in Cavite for selling smuggled cigarettes

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 03:40 PM July 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Three Korean nationals were arrested for selling smuggled cigarettes in Cavite, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Thursday.

NBI identified those arrested as Young Kook Kim, Jong Kook Choi and Gee Poong Lee.


Agents of the NBI-Special Action Unit arrested the three during an entrapment at the suspects’ shop at Zapote V, Longos in Bacoor on Tuesday.

Seized from the suspects were P500,000 worth of smuggled cigarettes.


According to the NBI, the suspects failed to show import documents for the cigarettes.

The three suspects where brought to the Task Force Anti-Smuggling of the Department of Justice for inquest proceedings for violation of Republic Act 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.  /muf

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