Lanao Del Sur – While conducting a Quarantine Control Checkpoint, joint personnel of Saguiaran MPS, Provincial Mobile Force Company of Lanao Del Sur Police Provincial Office and 1403rd Regional Mobile Force Company, RMFB14 intercepted four (4) individuals and seized alleged smuggled cigarettes on November 25, 2020 at Barangay Pawak, Saguiaran, Lanao Del Sur
Arrested individuals identified as Owen C Lestojas, Michael Chrysler, Jhon Gonzaga and Reyson Aba-a Tolla were placed under arrest for violation of RA 10863 (An act modernizing the customs and tariff administration) within which the suspects failed to provide documents for the legalities of their shipment. Further, suspects violated health and quarantine protocols for failure to present their travel pass and medical certificates to the PNP operatives manning the Quarantine Control Checkpoint.
Arrested persons together with the pieces of evidence were brought to Lanao Del Sur Police Provincial Office for proper documentation and disposition.
The Police Regional Office of the Bangsomoro Autonomous Region remains vigilant in protecting the borders of the Bangsamoro region against unlawful shipment and travel of goods that break the law of trade and adversely impact the economy of the country.