The Bureau of Customs-Port of Zamboanga has seized on two separate occasions various smuggled cigarettes, rice and used clothing.
On August 19, 2020, a joint operation was conducted in Zamboanga International Port, Zamboanga City by the BOC-Intelligence Group, Port of Zamboanga together with its partner law enforcement agencies. The said operation resulted in the seizure of undocumented 51 sacks of rice and 25 master cases of cigarettes worth P1 million. These items were found onboard MV Maria Matilde, a passenger vessel docked in Zamboanga International Port. Kiara Lauren Ibanez / BENJAMIN CUARESMA