BIR destroys P1.2B in untaxed cigarettes in Cagayan De Oro

  CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY---Untaxed cigarettes, worth at least P1.2 billion, were destroyed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Wednesday (Oct. 28) at a waste disposal facility here. The cigarettes have either no BIR stamps or bore counterfeit stamps. The tobacco products were seized in a series of operations conducted by the BIR and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan and in the province of Misamis Oriental in 2019 and early this year. The agency said a total of 7,219 master cases and 232 reams of cigarettes were forfeited pursuant to Revenue Regulation No. 7-2014 with accumulated unpaid excise of at least P1.2 bi...Keep on reading: BIR destroys P1.2B in untaxed cigarettes in Cagayan De Oro

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