They were intercepted by personnel of the Coast Guard Sub-Station Oslob and Coast Guard Intelligence Group-Central Visayas at Mainit Port.
According to the Philippine Coast Guard-Central Visayas, the boxes of cigarettes were loaded in a wing van type truck on board M/V Lite Ferry 17.
The PCG 7 said the shipment came from Zamboanga and was ferried from the port of Dapitan City.
The cigarettes were misdeclared as canned goods. They were stuffed in boxes with markings of a brand of sardines probably to avoid detection, the PCG 7 said.
The confiscated goods were turned over to Bureau of Customs in Cebu for proper disposition, the PCG 7 said.