Imported fags seized PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 July 2015 14:55

by DAN TORIBIO JR.

 

Authorities confiscated several boxes of imported cigarettes aboard a passenger vessel anchored at the local wharf last Wednesday.

A police report disclosed that men of the City Police Office, Philippine Coast Guard, NISG9, AISG, PAF and BUCUS9 rushed to the wharf around 11:30 a.m. and inspected Trishia Kerstine 2 where 50 boxes of cigarettes have been found.

Initial investigation showed the vessel arrived Zamboanga City from Bongao, Taw-Tawi.

After it was found out the shipment was undocumented, the boxes were confiscated and brought to the DPWH warehouse.

Actually inventory showed that there were 2, 183 reams of Fort green, 98 reams of Fort red, 11 reams of Astro green, 50 reams of Astro red, 100 reams of Ela, and Canon green – 151 reams.

Police said that the estimated value of the confiscated cigarettes was P551,900. – Dan Toribio Jr.