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ICA officers seized 2,387 cartons of contraband cigarettes at checkpoints

Published on Jan 15, 2013 12:27 PM
 
Illegal smokes strapped to the back seat and spare tyre compartment of car. Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers seized some 2,387 cartons of contraband cigarettes and 697 bundles of chewing tobacco over the weekend. -- PHOTO: ICA

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers seized some 2,387 cartons of contraband cigarettes and 697 bundles of chewing tobacco over the weekend.

The items, with a total estimated customs duty of about $213,800 and GST of about $18,970, were confiscated from a total of six men, four cars, a motorcycle and a truck,

The suspects were nabbed at Singapore's two land checkpoints in Tuas and Woodlands, said the ICA in a statement on Tuesday.

ICA Officers at Woodlands Checkpoint also uncovered a sugar glider hidden in a toothpaste box kept and carried in an inner pocket of a motorcyclist on Jan 12.

 
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