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).
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.