August 17, 2022

Police seized some P6.2 million worth of smuggled cigars following the arrest of seven people off the coast of Manalipa Island in Zamboanga City.

Nabbed were Benzar Jajales, Pajing Muknan , Binbin Asiril, Elnejin Asiril, Minkadra Sakili, Sherwin Masakin and Adzmir Bakki.

Police Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao, Jr., officer-in-charge of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said the operation stemmed from the conduct of visibility and patrol on coastlines amid report of rampant smuggling activities in the area.

“No pertinent documents were provided when authorities asked from them. Thus, the need to apprehend those persons. The confiscated items were turned over to the Bureau of Customs for proper disposition,” said Danao.

Danao vows to continue maximizing the PNP’s  sea assets as part of the crackdown measures to counter these illicit activities.

Police seized some P6.2 million worth of smuggled cigars following the arrest of seven people off the coast of Manalipa Island in Zamboanga City.

Nabbed were Benzar Jajales, Pajing Muknan , Binbin Asiril, Elnejin Asiril, Minkadra Sakili, Sherwin Masakin and Adzmir Bakki.

Police Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao, Jr., officer-in-charge of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said the operation stemmed from the conduct of visibility and patrol on coastlines amid report of rampant smuggling activities in the area.

“No pertinent documents were provided when authorities asked from them. Thus, the need to apprehend those persons. The confiscated items were turned over to the Bureau of Customs for proper disposition,” said Danao.

Danao vows to continue maximizing the PNP’s  sea assets as part of the crackdown measures to counter these illicit activities.

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