P6 million worth of untaxed cigarettes seized in Bulacan

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CAMP ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan — Six million worth of untaxed cigarettes were seized in Fonchun Compound, Brgy. Santol in Balagtas town on Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 3).

The 6 million worth of untaxed cigarettes seized in Fonchun Compound in Brgy. Santol in Balagtas town on Tuesday afternoon at about 1:30 pm, Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Bulacan PNP)

According to the report submitted to P/Col. Emma M. Libunao, Acting Bulacan Provincial Director, joint elements of Special Concern Unit-Regional Intelligence Division (RID 3), Balagtas Municipal Police Station (MPS), Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB 3), Japan Tobacco International (JTI) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Tobacco Striking Force, implemented a mission order issued by Arnel SD. Guballa, BIR Deputy Commissioner against John Lee and John Does (all at large).

“The said operation resulted in the confiscation of 245 master cases of untaxed cigarettes; Modern Far Star (filter), Far Star (Mentholated), R.G.D., D&B, F&S worth more or less Php 6,000,000,” Libunao said.

All the confiscated items are now under the custody of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) for documentation prior to filing of appropriate charges in court.

Continuous follow-up operation is undertaken to apprehend the still at large suspects. (RONDA BALITA Online)

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Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, an editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, Lingguhang Pahayagan ng Masang Intelihente, and RONDA Balita Online News was a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated Philosophy as major course, Political Science as minor, at the University of Santo Tomas, Legaspi City but landed and became a journalist. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, Peoples Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before he was simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspaper in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). A former Journal Group Bulacan correspondent, Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.

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