A lot more than 2,000 cartons of contraband cigarettes seized at Tuas checkpoint

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SINGAPORE: 2,one hundred ninety cartons and 202 packets of obligation-unpaid cigarettes have been seized from a Malaysian-registered primary mover at Tuas Checkpoint, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) claimed in a information release on Monday (Oct sixteen). 

At about nine.45pm on Friday, the 39-yr-old Malaysian driver of the primary mover was stopped for even further checks right after officers discovered “anomalies” in the scanned image of the empty gasoline bowser, ICA claimed.

The obligation-unpaid cigarettes have been concealed in a modified compartment at the foundation of the gasoline bowser. (Photo: Immigration and Checkpoints Authority)

Officers identified the obligation-unpaid cigarettes concealed in a modified compartment at the foundation of the gasoline bowser. The obligation and goods and services tax evaded amounted to about S$171,five hundred and S$twelve,710 respectively.

“The ICA will go on to carry out security checks on passengers and autos at the checkpoints to avert makes an attempt to smuggle undesirable individuals, drugs, weapons, explosives and other contraband,” the company claimed in a statement.

The similar approaches of concealment made use of by contraband smugglers may possibly be made use of by terrorists to smuggle arms and explosives to have out attacks in Singapore, the ICA added. 

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