1 week BOC destroys P1.5 billion worth of illegal cigarettes, fake revenue stamps Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines---The Bureau of Customs-Port of Zamboanga spearheaded the destruction of P545 million worth of smuggled cigarettes and raw materials intended for the manufacture of the goods Friday at Fast Cargo Logistics Warehouse, Brgy. Baliwasan in Zamboanga City. Fake internal revenue stamps, which are used in cigarette cases, worth P1 billion were also turned over to Bureau of Internal Revenue for proper investigation and disposal. District Collector Segundo Sigmundfreud Barte Jr. said the assorted cigarettes and materials were seized in separate operations, that started in May, in Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi. According to the BOC, more than 5,500 ... more