Smuggled cigarettes valued at P5M seized in Zamboanga City
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboanga del Sur—Close to P5 million of smuggled cigarettes loaded in two boats were intercepted in the waters of Manalipa village here on Friday afternoon by police operatives.
Colonel Rexmel Reyes, Zamboanga City police director, said the anti-smuggling operation was led by the 2nd City Mobile Force “Seaborne” Company together with the Bureau of Customs.
The boat AZ-ZHAHIR was loaded with 48 master cases of San Marino cigarettes, five master cases of Union, and 34 master cases of Cannon cigarettes, while the MF/V Mernalyn 2 was loaded with 34 master cases of Fort cigarettes and 16 master cases of Cannon.“We will continue the strict border control maritime operations in the fight against criminality, illegal drugs, smuggling and all forms of illegal activities,” Reyes said.
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