P1 billion worth of fake cigarettes, tax stamps seized in Isabela

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Posted at May 31 2020 11:08 AM

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The Bureau of Customs seized some P1 billion worth of counterfeit cigarettes and tax stamps in a warehouse in Alicia town, Isabela on Saturday. Handout

MANILA - Authorities seized some P1 billion worth of counterfeit cigarettes and tax stamps in a warehouse in Isabela on Saturday, the Bureau of Customs said.

The counterfeit tax stamps seized in Alicia town indicate that the cigarettes were "also being exported to other countries," the bureau said in a statement Sunday.

It earlier seized some P1.3 billion worth of fake cigarettes, raw tobacco materials and cigarette packing machines in a raid in Naguilian town, Isabela.