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1B worth of raw tobacco materials seized at Clark

Jul 4, 2021 @ 13:18
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Operatives of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) Security Services Group (SSG) confiscated raw tobacco materials valued at P1 billion during a recent raid.

Seized were 300 sacks of dried tobacco leaves, 1.47 million “invalid light blue Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) tax stamps,” 147,000 pieces of invalid green BIR stamps, counterfeit tobacco products and trademarks placed in boxes, and equipment used for manufacturing cigarettes, according to a Punto Central Luzon report.

The materials were found inside an aluminum truck-van with plate number RKY 632, it added.

The vehicle driven by a certain Efren Taconto was apprehended by CDC Public Safety Department (PSD) officers, the report said.

According to the report, the authorities intercepted the “distribution of counterfeit and smuggled cigarettes as well as shipping of the raw materials used in making cigarettes worth millions of pesos.”

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