With help from Kylo Ren and K-pop, ICA shares how it caught 3 cigarette-smuggling motorcyclists in 1 day

Not once. Not twice. Unless you mean the K-pop group Twice.

But thrice.

Officers from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) foiled attempts to smuggle duty-unpaid cigarettes into Singapore via motorcycles three times in a single day on Sept 28.

In a creative Nov 16 online post that included the song More & More by Twice, clips of Kylo Ren from the Star Wars sequels and Agent Smith from The Matrix, ICA shared how they uncovered a total of 1,000 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes from various parts of the three motorcycles during enhanced checks at the Woodlands Checkpoint.

@ica_singapore THRICE in a day! #ICA #sgtiktok #kpop #motorcycles #motorbikes #cigarettes #truecrime #twicetok #GuardiansOfOurborders #SecureBordersSafeSG ♬ original sound - ICA_Singapore

"Officers noticed anomalies in the scanned images," said ICA in the post.

It added that one of the motorcyclists tried to escape back across the Causeway, but ICA officers gave chase and successfully restrained him.

The riders and contraband were handed over to Singapore Customs for further investigations.

Those found guilty of buying, selling, conveying, delivering, storing, keeping, possessing or dealing with duty-unpaid goods can be fined up to 40 times the amount of duty and goods and services tax evaded, jailed for up to six years, or both.