Smuggled cigarettes seized Print
Friday, 06 July 2018 17:38

By Dan Toribio

A van loaded with an undetermined number of cartons of alleged smuggled cigarettes was apprehended in Barangay Bolong last Wednesday.

Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO9) Information Officer, said that the vehicle, a white passenger van, was stopped at a random checkpoint for a traffic violation.

Upon closer inspection, the apprehending team noticed that it was loaded with cartons of cigarettes which are believed to have been smuggled.

The driver, identified as Joi P. Santos, failed to present documents supporting the transport of the items.

The vehicle was brought to the 904th Maneuver Company Headquarters for proper documentation prior to its turnover to the Bureau of Customs.  (Dan Toribio)