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'Drive through' cigarette sale busted

Three suspects arrested and cartons seized in Customs raid in Geylang following tip-off

Published on Feb 16, 2014 7:49 AM
 

A motorcyclist turns from Sims Way into Geylang Lorong 6, and holds up two fingers before stopping in front of a roadside coffee shop next to the junction.

A man who has been standing by the road, hands him two packets of cigarettes in exchange for what appears to be $10. The motorcyclist then speeds off - the entire transaction taking a matter of seconds.

In the next hour alone, at least 30 motorists take part in similar transactions.

Acting on a tip-off, about 30 Singapore Customs and auxiliary police officers raided the vicinity on Friday evening, arresting three suspected peddlers, all Singaporean men.

 
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