CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — As the Bureau of Customs (BOC) intensifies its campaign against smuggled and counterfeit goods, its Quick Reaction Team (QRT) in coordination with Isabela police, seized on Saturday (May 30) counterfeit cigarettes and tax stamps in a warehouse in Victoria Alicia, Isabela.
The operation is a follow up to the implementation of Letter of Authority (LOA) No.05-28-040-2020 issued by BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero. The raid resulted in the seizure of counterfeit cigarettes and tax stamps with an initial estimated value of P1 Billion.
The operation also uncovered the counterfeiting of foreign tax stamps indicating that the cigarettes were also being exported to other countries. An inventory of the seized goods is currently being conducted with the warehouse placed under strict guarding.
As the nation gears to embrace the “NEW NORMAL” in relation to day-to-day activities, the Bureau of Customs maintains its steadfast commitment to curb the illegal import and export of prohibited and counterfeit goods. (RONDA BALITA Online)