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Bataan cops intercept smuggled cigarettes

/ 03:56 PM February 24, 2021

Authorities in Bataan seized these boxes of smuggled cigarettes reportedly unloaded from a vessel in Orion town. (Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Customs)

LIMAY, Bataan –– Police on Wednesday seized boxes of undocumented cigarettes unloaded from a cargo ship in Orion town.

The smuggled cigarettes were bound for Novaliches in Quezon City, investigators said.

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Police also arrested the truck drivers and helpers identified as Ronald Barin, Edmar Guerrero, Raymart Latayan, and Jumar Vanidad, all Bataan residents. They are now in police custody.

The still-undetermined quantity of cigarettes had been loaded onto two separate cargo trucks when apprehended by Limay, Orion, and Hermosa police at the Roman Highway through coordination with the First Mobile Force Company.

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Major Joshua Gonzales, chief of Orion police, said the seized items were still undergoing inventory by the Bureau of Customs.

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