Man caught with 2 sedated cats beneath car seats at Woodlands Checkpoint gets 6 weeks' jail

A 48-year-old man was sentenced to six weeks' jail by the court on July 25 for illegally importing two cats into Singapore.

In November last year, the Agri-Food and Veterinary (AVA) was alerted by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on the detection of two live sedated cats beneath the driver and front passenger seats of a Singapore-registered car at the Woodlands Checkpoint.

And Mohamed Yazid Bin Ahmad did not have an import licence issued by AVA for the import of cats.

AVA would also like to remind travellers against the illegal import of live animals into Singapore, as they are of unknown health status and may introduce exotic diseases into the country.

For more information on bringing animals back from overseas travels, the public can refer to AVA's website.