Over P6-M smuggled cigarettes seized in Zamboanga City  | Inquirer News
Close  

Over P6-M smuggled cigarettes seized in Zamboanga City 

/ 05:24 PM July 07, 2022

Authorities blocked an attempt to import contraband cigarettes worth P6.37 million in an anti-smuggling operation in Zamboanga City.

MANILA, Philippines — Authorities blocked an attempt to import contraband cigarettes worth P6.37 million in an anti-smuggling operation in Zamboanga City, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Thursday.

ADVERTISEMENT

Operatives collared Edgar Estrada, 46, the driver of a white Isuzu Elf truck carrying 182 cases of New Orleans cigarettes, which were later confiscated. His two accomplices, however, fled from the scene.

According to the PNP, Estrada was injured on his right eyebrow after jumping off the vehicle in an attempt to escape from authorities.

FEATURED STORIES

“The seized products are now under the custody of the Bureau of Customs while the arrested suspect underwent booking procedure for subsequent filing of charges,” said PNP officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Vicente Danao Jr.

He also assured that a follow-up operation will be done by the police to track down the other suspects.

The PNP committed to work closely with other law enforcement agencies in ramping up its crackdown against smuggling, specifically in the southern Philippines.

RELATED STORIES: 

P9.6M worth of smuggled cigarettes intercepted in Zamboanga City 

JPV

Subscribe to our daily newsletter


Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: cigarettes, PNP‎, Smuggling, Zamboanga City
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.