2 men with duty-unpaid cigarettes hidden in cars fail to 'smoke' ICA officers at Tuas Checkpoint

A total of 314 cartons and 2,030 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes were found hidden in various compartments of two cars that arrived separately at Tuas Checkpoint on Saturday (Oct 13).

Officers from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) had discovered the cigarettes in places such as the dashboard, door panels, rear passenger seat and bumper of the Malaysia-registered cars.

The cigarettes were detected separately within a span of three hours, said the ICA in a Facebook post titled "You can’t smoke us" on Wednesday (Oct 17).

The cases, involving two Malaysian men aged 58 and 35, were referred to the Singapore Customs.

The ICA added: "This method of concealment is a cause for concern as similar methods may be used by people with ill intent to smuggle security items into Singapore."

You can’t smoke us

Vigilant ICA officers at Tuas checkpoint found a total of 314 cartons and 2,030 packets of...

Posted by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority on Wednesday, 17 October 2018