May 21, 2024

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Cops intercept  P260K  smuggled cigarettes in Palawan

By Justine Rich Talusan

OPERATIVES of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group  yesterday intercepted an estimated P260,000 worth of smuggled cigarettes and arrested two suspects  in Palawan.

PNP-CIDG director Brig. Gen. Ronald O. Lee said arrested during the operation was Jayrahz Velasco, a 33-year-old resident of Quezon, Palawan; and Diosdado Lagbas,51, of Puerto Princesa City.

Lee said that the two were arrested while in the act of transporting smuggled cigarettes without any clearance and other permits from concerned government agencies.

According to Lee, the  truck, which was found loaded with 200 reams of Fort Green, Red and White cigarettes, was impounded.