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BOC Gensan Seizes P4.4M worth of Smuggled Cigarettes

June 21, 2023

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized 8,200 reams of various brands of cigarettes and one Isuzu closed van with an estimated value of Php 4.4 million.

The items were seized at a checkpoint through the joint efforts of the Bureau’s enforcement and intelligence units; the army’s 603rd Brigade and 37th Infantry Battalion; and PNP’s regional maritime unit.

The assigned examiners immediately conducted a full physical examination of the smuggled cigarettes.

District Collector Guillermo Pedro A. Francia IV immediately issued a Warrant of Seizure and Detention (WSD) against the seized goods for violation of Section 117, Section 1113 and Section 400 of R.A No. 10863 otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).

The Bureau of Customs Collection District under the leadership of District Collector Francia continues its intensified campaign against illegally imported goods as aligned with Commissioner Bienvenido Rubio’s program of curbing smuggling.#

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