BOC destroys P2.3-M smuggled cigarettes in Zamboanga City

Leizel Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 14 2019 07:04 PM

Cigarettes confiscated at the local port in Zamboanga City have been destroyed. Leizel Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN News

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The Bureau of Customs (BoC) destroyed on Wednesday some P2.3-million worth of smuggled cigarettes confiscated at the local port.

District Collector Segundo SigmundFreud Barte Jr. said the cigarettes were discovered aboard a ferryboat that came from Jolo, Sulu over the weekend.

Task Force Aduana seized the items due to nonpayment of excise tax.