Over P9-M smuggled cigarettes seized

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Authorities in Zamboanga del Sur intercepted a mini truck at a checkpoint in Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur loaded with 215 master cases of smuggled cigarettes with an estimated market worth of P9.675 million and arrested the truck driver and two helpers.

Bureau of Customs Zamboanga City district collector Segundo Barte Jr. said that authorities intercepted the truck loaded with contraband at a police checkpoint at QCP Boyugan West in Kumalarang.

Customs, Intelligence and Investigation Service and Enforcement and Security Service Quick Reaction Team together with elements of Kumalarang Municipal Police Station and Bureau of Internal Revenue in Pagadian City jointly conducted the operation.

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