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A Malaysia-registered lorry was found with 3,500 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes at Tuas Checkpoint on early Tuesday morning (Sep 26), at around 5.30am.
The refrigerated lorry, which was driven by a 37-year-old Malaysian man and carried another 25-year-old Malaysian man, was directed for further checks by an Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officer.
The officer had noticed anomalies in the scanned images of the lorry which was conveying a consignment declared to be frozen food, said the ICA in a Facebook post on Thursday (Sep 27).
During checks, 3,500 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes were found concealed in the consignment declared as frozen food.
According to the ICA, the total duty and Goods and Services Tax evaded amounted to about $298,900 and $21,900 respectively.
The case was handed over to Singapore Customs for further investigation.
The vehicle used in the commission of such offences is liable to be forfeited.