BOC intercepts P121M worth of smuggled cigarettes at Subic port

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BSAN ANTONIO, ZAMBALES — Smuggled cigarettes amounting to P121 million were confiscated in the Subic Bay Freeport, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) reported on Saturday.

The BOC in Subic port said it seized four 40-footer containers from China and Hong Kong on Aug. 22 that were said to contain frozen cinnamon bread, frozen pineapple pocket bread, “Snake and Ladder” board games, “Dominos” board games, and rubber strips.

But an inspection showed that the container actually carried various cigarette brands.

“Adopting and catching up to the modus operandi of unscrupulous stakeholders played a big role in this apprehension for this is the first time that the BOC has seized cigarette…

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