₱600, 000 Worth Of Smuggled Cigarettes Seized In Zamboanga City


Operatives of Zamboanga City Police Station 6 seized a total of 34 boxes of smuggled cigarettes worth ₱ 600, 000 in a separate law enforcement operation carried out in Barangay Mampang and Barangay Arena Blanco, Zamboanga City on August 14, 2020.

PBGEN. Jesus D. Cambay, Jr, PRO9 Regional Director said the police operatives recovered 19 boxes of smuggled cigarettes worth ₱ 300, 000 with brand names Bravo and Astro that were abandoned by the unidentified persons near the mangrove area at the inner portion of Kapok, Barangay Mampang Zamboanga City at about 8:30 AM of August 14, 2020. On the other hand, another 15 boxes of alleged smuggled cigarettes with brand name “cannon” amounting to three hundred thousand pesos (Php 300,000.00) were confiscated along Barangay Arena Blanco, Zamboanga City Small Wharf at about 12:45 AM of August 14, 2020.

The recovery of smuggled cigarettes stemmed after concerned citizen called up the said police station and informed that unidentified persons unloading the alleged smuggled cigarettes from a motorized pump boat at the aforementioned place. The unidentified persons sense the presence of operatives’ and immediately embarked to the motorboat and left the said smuggled cigarettes in the area.

The recovered smuggled cigarettes are presently under the temporary custody of said police station and will be turned over to Bureau of Customs (BOC) for proper disposition.
(PCPT. Edwin A. Duco Chief, Public Information Officer)


(Source: Public Information Office – Police Regional Office IX)

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