P9.6M worth of smuggled cigarettes intercepted in Zamboanga

 

MANILA, Philippines — Some P9.6 million worth of smuggled cigarettes were intercepted off the waters of Manalipa in Zamboanga City, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) reported Friday.

The bureau said a total of 275 master cases and 32 reams of Fort White Cigarettes with an estimated total value of more than P9.6 million were recovered inside a motorized wooden watercraft marked “FB JAMAIKA” during a joint operation on June 21.

Also inside the watercraft were 10 crew members who came from Jolo in Sulu and were bound to Cotabato City, BOC said.

The joint operation was conducted by the bureau’s Enforcement and Security Service and Customs Intelligence and Investigation Ser…

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