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Cigarette smuggler injured 2 ICA officers while trying to escape

Published on Apr 16, 2014 7:55 AM
Khairun Nizar Isnin pleaded guilty to seven of 14 charges. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

Suspected of smuggling cigarettes, a cleaner fled in his van as nine officers from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) tried to nab him.

But before he escaped, Khairun Nizar Isnin, 33, broke the arm of one and ran his van over the foot of another. That was not all.

After he was tracked down and arrested, he was found to have used false number plates on his van, driven without a licence and insurance cover and worked for a smuggling syndicate.

He had also stashed away in his Bukit Batok home 43.72kg of contraband cigarettes, with unpaid duty totalling $15,389.

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