P48M worth of fake cigs seized in Port of Subic – BOC
Fake cigarettes amounting to P48 million were seized by customs operatives at the Port of Subic on Friday, according to the Bureau of Customs.
In a statement, Port of Subic district collector Maritess Martin said a pre-lodgment control order was issued on the shipment suspected to have originated from Cambodia and consigned to a certain Shemala International Commercial Equipment Wholesaling to subject it to 100 percent physical examination.
The examination revealed 995 master cases of cigarettes branded Mighty, Fortune, Two Moon, and Marlboro estimated at P48 million, the statement said.
Martin immediately issued a warrant of seizure and detention against the shipment for the possible violations of several laws.
The BOC official warned smugglers attempting unscrupulous activities in the port that they would be made to :face the full force of the law.”
“The Port of Subic remains steadfast in its continuing campaign against smuggling as part of the directive of BOC Ccmmissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero to secure the nation’s borders,” Martin said.
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