3 nabbed, P900-k worth of cigarettes seized at Zamboanga port


Posted at Sep 22 2019 02:40 PM

Authorities seized some P900,000 worth of smuggled cigarettes at the Port of Zamboanga on Wednesday. Handout

MANILA - Three were arrested while some P900,000 worth of smuggled cigarettes were seized at Zamboanga port on Wednesday, the Bureau of Customs said Sunday.

Thirty cartons of cigarettes were found in 2 vehicles in Zamboanga City's pier area, the bureau said in a statement.

The suspects have been brought to the National Bureau of Investigation, it added.

Authorities launched the operation after receiving information that certain individuals were engaged in cigarette smuggling in the city's Magay Public Market.