Coast Guard intercepts P2.1M smuggled cigarettes in Mainit port

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IMPORTED cigarettes worth P2.1 million that were believed smuggled into the country were confiscated by Coast Guard personnel in a port in Barangay Mainit, Oslob town, southern Cebu at 7:15 a.m. Monday, August 1, 2022.

The packs of cigarettes placed below the cans of sardines inside the cartons with markings "United Menthol" were believed to have come from Malaysia.

The Coast Guard Intelligence Group Central Visayas immediately conducted an operation to intercept the goods after receiving information from a concerned citizen.

The smuggled goods were reportedly transported from Zamboanga and sneaked into Dapitan port toward Mainit.

Nobody came forward to claim the shipment or present the documents needed for its release.

The seized items were turned over to the Bureau of Customs. (BBT, TPT)

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