Warning up vs fake, smuggled cigarettes
The rampant rise and open selling of smuggled cigarettes in many parts of Mindanao have prompted revenue, customs and police authorities to renew their drive against untaxed cigarette brands.
These contrabands are considered detrimental to both consumers and the local economy as they are openly displayed and sold by thousands of stores in the provinces of Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Bukidnon, Iligan, Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga Peninsula and the Cotabato region.
Any person caught in possession or selling smuggled or fake cigarettes will be charged and penalized accordingly.
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