40 boxes of counterfeit cigarettes seized in Albay

LIBON, Albay (Bicol Standard)--At least 40 boxes of suspected counterfeit cigarette boxes were seized by the PNP and CIDG at around 5:10 p.m. at Barangay Pantao here.

The Libon police reported that suspects Grace Joy Elmido y Almine, Mohammad Nor Pangcoga y Magidala, and Wahid Barodi y Malang were arrested while in the act of selling a box of counterfeit Marlboro cigarette products in consideration of P12,000.00 boodle money.

Apart from said box, another thirty-nine boxes of suspected counterfeit cigarettes were also confiscated from the suspects.

A complaint for the violation of  the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines and Pertinent Provisions of RA 10863 or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act will be filed against the suspects.