PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur – Authorities on Tuesday detained Philippine Coast Guard personnel at a checkpoint along the national highway in Kumalarang town, Zamboanga del Sur, after discovering that his car was loaded with 400 packs of smuggled cigarettes.
Lt. Col. Juliuxar Asdani, commander of the 2nd Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Mobile Force Company, identified the suspect as 32-year-old Seaman First Class Nasrin Sangsangan assigned to the Coast Guard Station in Pagadian City.
Sangsangan is a resident of Zamboanga City.
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The suspect was randomly flagged at a checkpoint when authorities found the cigarettes in his Toyota Vios car. When Sangsangan was asked for relevant documents, he failed to produce them, therefore the goods were presumed to be contraband.
Sangsangan was arrested and detained at the Kumalarang Municipal Police Station.