Man fined S$1,800 for trying to smuggle 6 packets of cigarettes in blanket, shirts

Man fined S$1,800 for trying to smuggle 6 packets of cigarettes in blanket, shirts

The man was fined S$1,800 after trying to smuggle in cigarettes at Woodlands Checkpoint on Sunday (Oct 7). (Photo: Facebook / Immigration & Checkpoints Authority)
SINGAPORE: A 56-year-old Malaysian work permit holder was fined S$1,800 for trying to smuggle six packets of cigarettes through the Woodlands Checkpoint on Sunday (Oct 7).The cigarettes were discovered after an officer at the checkpoint "detected anomalies" during a baggage scan, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
authorities seized 3,500 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes at Tuas Checkpoint after detecting anomalies in the scanned images of a refrigerated truck.Similarly, authorities caught a man trying to smuggle 180 cartons and 1,041 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes through Tuas Checkpoint with his wife and son last month.
Source: CNA/nc(aj)