BOC destroys ‘contraband’ P5.3M cigarettes in Palawan – Manila Bulletin
A total of 207 boxes and 3,507 reams of allegedly smuggled cigarettes worth an estimated 5.3 million pula were destroyed by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, he said Sunday August 21.
Puerto Princesa port collector Gladys Fontanilla-Estrada said the cargoes were shredded and soaked in water from the Palawan Flora and Fauna Reserve in Irawan, Puero Princesa town, before being dumped. eliminated.
The destruction, which took place from August 16 to 18, was carried out in accordance with Articles 1146 and 1148 of the Modernization and Tariffs Law, according to Estrada.
She said the shipments were confiscated by District Collector Ma. Rhea Gregorio “in favor of the government for violating customs laws, rules and regulations.”
“[We] further strengthen border security to prevent the entry of illegal goods into the country. [We] recall [the public] now to patronize these products because they harm legitimate businesses as well as the national economy,” Estrada said.
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