P93-M smuggled cigarettes seized at Port of Subic.
MANILA, Philippines — Smuggled cigarettes worth an estimated P93 million were seized at the Port of Subic, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) reported Friday.
BOC said that on Wednesday, July 1, it seized, through the District Collection Port of Subic, three 40-foot containers containing the smuggled cigarettes, which were declared as LED lights.
The smuggled cigarettes were discovered after the containers went through X-ray and physical examination. Some 3,100 master cases of cigarettes were seized, BOC said.
District Collector Maritess T. Martin issued a warrant of seizure and detention (WSD) against the shipment while the consignee is now subject to further investigation for the possible violation of the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) Board Resolution No. 079-2005, NTA Memorandum Circular No. 03, Series of 2004, in relation to sec. 1113 (f) of RA 10863 otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).
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