P6M fake cigarettes seized

December 04, 2019

BULACAN policemen, joined by officers from the Bureau of Internal Revenue on Tuesday seized some P6 million worth of untaxed cigarettes inside a compound in Balagtas town, a report to Police Regional Office 3 director, Brigadier General Rhodel O. Sermonia said.

The raid at the Fonchun Compound in Barangay Santol in Balagtas led in the confiscation of 245 master cases of untaxed Modern Far Star filter, Far Star mentholated, R.G.D. D & B and F & S cigarettes.

The raid was conducted amid a complaint from Japan Tobacco International and the BIR, said Bulacan Police Provincial Office acting director, Colonel Emma M. Libunao.

He said that they searched the Balagtas compound on the strength of a mission order issued by BIR Deputy Commissioner Arnel Guballa.