2 held for selling fake cigarettes

January 17, 2019

TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija -- Police nabbed two men riding a white Isuzu Canter van while allegedly selling fake “Marvels Red” cigarettes here on Wednesday.

Provincial police chief Senior Supt. Leon Victor Z. Rosete said the two suspects, identified as Marlon Angeles, 35, single, of Bayombong, Pangasinan and Kevin Olaya, 26, single, of Bgy. Marulas, Valenzuela City, were arrested following a cell phone call received by the police that a white Isuzu Canter van with conduction sticker S 0355 was selling fake cigarettes in Bgy. San Miguel na Munti.   

Following the said tip, Rosete said his men immediately responded to the area and caught the two suspects selling the contraband items at around 6 a.m.

During the operation, police seized some three boxes of fake Marvel Red cigarettes with an estimated worth of P24,000.

Rosete said a criminal complaint for violation of Republic Act 8293 was filed against the arrested suspects through inquest proceedings docketed under NPS-I.S. No. III-09-INQ-19A-00082.