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P15.7M fake cigarettes seized in Bulacan warehouse

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 11:19 AM August 28, 2020

Enforcement and Security Service Quick Reaction Team (ESS-QRT) and Bocaue police seized P15.7 million fake cigarettes inside a warehouse in Bocaue, Bulacan. /BOC

MANILA, Philippines — Boxes of fake cigarettes with an estimated aggregate value of P15.7 million were confiscated by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) following an inspection at a warehouse in Bocaue, Bulacan Tuesday.

A statement from BOC on Friday reported that the BOC Enforcement and Security Service Quick Reaction Team (ESS-QRT) and Bocaue police raided the warehouse after receiving a letter of authority from Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero.

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After inspection, law enforcers confiscated 246 cases containing different brands of counterfeit cigarettes.

Enforcement and Security Service Quick Reaction Team (ESS-QRT) and Bocaue police seized P15.7 million fake cigarettes inside a warehouse in Bocaue, Bulacan. /BOC

The fake items will still undergo further investigation and inventory, BOC also noted.

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