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Cops raided stores in Oro selling illegal cigarettes


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A composite team of police enforcers based in this city raided Wednesday (April 26) all stores selling illegal cigarettes at Cogon Public Market here.

The joint crackdown of stores dubbed as “Oplan Megashopper” also resulted in the arrest of one Bernard Pacho, 33 years old and currently residing in Barangay Balubal, this city.

The police reported that at around 11:00 in the morning of April 26, 2023, joint operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) based in Cagayan de Oro; together with CIU-CDO, Police Station 2 Cogon, Cocpo and a representative from from the City Health Office conducted an operation against personalities involved in the illegal selling of contraband cigarettes.

The police said the operation of the composite team resulted in the confiscation of the following illegal cigarettes.  

– Thirty-four (34) reams Red Commando;
– Twenty-six (26) reams Red Nelson;
– Twenty-one (21) reams Red Seven King;
– Twenty-three (23) reams Red Establish;
– Forty-three (43) reams White Commando;
– Twelve (12) reams Red Champion;
– Nineteen (19) reams Green Champion;
– Twenty-seven (27) reams Black Champion;
– Forty Six  (46) reams Black Establish;
– Six (6) reams Red Hero;
– Ten (10) reams Black Modern;
– Twenty-one (21) reams Green Hill;
– Forty-five (45) reams Black San Marino;
– Seventeen (17) reams Black Marbles;
– Thirty (30) reams Black New Orleans;
– Sixty-four (64) reams White Astro;
– Thirteen (13) reams Red Dreamon;
– Thirteen (13) reams Black Dreamon;
– Twenty-six (26) reams Black 2M;
– Sixteen (16) reams White San Marino;
– One hundred fifty-five (155) reams White Gift;
– One (1) case  Red San Marino containing fifty (50) reams;
– One (1) case  Green Cannon containing fifty (50) reams;
– One (1) case Red Establish containing fifty (50) reams;
– One (1) case Red Commando containing fifty (50) reams; and
– One (1) carton containing 20 assorted reams

Police records show they have confiscated a total of 887 cartons or 17.7 cases with an estimated market value of Php 280,000.00.

The arrested suspect, together with the confiscated pieces of evidence, were brought to CIDG CDO CFU Office for documentation and proper disposition, while cases for violation of RA 10643, RA 8293 and RA 7394 are being readied for inquest proceedings.###

Joel Escol
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Joel Calamba Escol is a journalist in the Philippines for more than 20 years. Currently, he is the Managing Editor of Mindanao Daily News, the biggest and most-widely read newspaper in Southern Philippines. He is also known as Noypi Vlogger in Youtube. You can follow him on the following social networking sites below.

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