Cops nab PH Coast Guard personnel for allegedly smuggling cigarettes
PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur — Authorities nabbed a Philippine Coast Guard personnel Tuesday in a checkpoint along the national highway in Kumalarang town, Zamboanga del Sur after it was discovered that his car was loaded with 400 reams of smuggled cigarettes.
Lt. Col. Juliuxar Asdani, commander of the 2nd Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Mobile Force Company, identified the suspect as 32-year-old Seaman First Class Nasrin Sangsangan who is assigned at the coast guard station in Pagadian City.
Sangsangan is a resident of Zamboanga City.
The suspect was randomly flagged at a checkpoint when authorities found the cigarettes inside his Toyota Vios car. When asked for relevant documents, Sangsangan failed to show any, hence the goods were presumed contrabands.
Sangsangan was arrested and detained at the Kumalarang municipal police station.