The Bureau of Customs in Cagayan de Oro recently seized some P30 million worth of smuggled cigarettes thru a shipment from China which arrived at the Mindanao Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental on May 20, 2021 and declared as personal effects such as foot wares.

Accordingly, the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) – CDO Field Station have received derogatory information from national intelligence agencies about the said shipment prompting them to request District Collector John Simon to issue an alert order.

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The shipment was consigned to a certain Lorna Oftana from General Santos City and she is now under investigation for allegedly violating RA 10863 otherwise known as Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) also a Warrant of Seizure and Detention was issued against the shipment.

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photos by Bureau of Customs CDO

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