SMUGGLED cigarettes worth P10 million were seized in Orion, Bataan on June 6, the Bureau of Customs (BoC) reported on Wednesday.
The BoC said its Port of Limay office led the raid at a store and resort in the town based on reports of the sale of the contraband.
The enforcement team, which included members of the police and Philippine Coast Guard, found 487 master cases of cigarettes at the site.
BoC said the suspects, particularly the owner/s of the store and resort, will be investigated and referred to the agency’s Action Team Against Smugglers “for case build-up and possible prosecution” for violation of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA). — Tobias Jared Tomas