The provincial police office is investigating a suspected theft of over P400,000-worth of cigarettes stolen last month in Narra based on the complaint Sunday of a distribution company in the city.
Narra police chief P/Maj. Remorico Remo said the incident transpired on November 19 but was only reported to them on December 8 by the complainant, identified as Noli Grande, operations manager of the Good Heart Marketing, Inc.
Remo said that on November 18, employee Winston Lusoc and his team distributed assorted cigarettes to different stores in Narra, and stayed the night in a pension house in Barangay Panacan.
The next morning, they traveled to Quezon and discovered that their products were missing. They also discovered that the lock of their delivery van’s side door was destroyed.
When Lusoc’s team conducted an inventory, they discovered that seven boxes of Winston and four boxes of Marvel worth P441,500 were missing.
Remo said Grande heard that there were cigarettes being sold at cheap prices in Narra that was why they decided to report the incident to the station.
Remo added they investigated the matter and even went to the pension house to check its CCTV footage but found out they did not keep records. Even the driver will be included in their investigation.
“Wala silang na-present na padlock, hindi rin nila nakunan ng picture kasi nawawala raw ‘yong padlock and allegedly, na-cut ‘yong padlock. Nagtaka kami kung bakit doon pa sa Quezon nalaman. Sinabi ko rin sa kanila na dapat bago sila umalis na-check na muna nila, sinabi ko na rin na kahit sila, ‘yong driver hindi exempted sa imbestigasyon,” he said.