Fake cigarette distributors nabbed in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Police operatives arrested two alleged distributors of counterfeit cigarettes in separate operations over the weekend in the South Cotabato town of Polomolok. Chief Supt. Eliseo Rasco, Police Regional Office-12 director said in a report released on Monday that suspects Fajad Gawagay Matumadi, 18, and Mano Mila Compas, 51, were nabbed during …

P500-M fake cigarettes, tax stamps seized in Bulacan

MANILA — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday seized counterfeit cigarettes and fake Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) tax stamps worth PHP500 million during a raid in three warehouses in Meycauayan City, Bulacan. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the raiding team, composed of the bureau’s Enforcement and Security Service and local authorities, uncovered the items …