Eight suspected of peddling smuggled cigarettes nabbed

Police seized 74 cartons, 164 packets and 25 sticks of duty unpaid cigarettes.
Police seized 74 cartons, 164 packets and 25 sticks of duty unpaid cigarettes.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

SINGAPORE -Eight men suspected to be involved in the peddling of smuggled cigarettes were arrested on Thursday (March 31), authorities said.

The suspects were nabbed in a raid around Yew Tee Industrial Estate, which officers from various law enforcement agencies took part in.

The operation targeted immigration offenders who were also known to be involved in peddling of duty unpaid cigarettes.


The eight men suspected of peddling smuggled cigarettes who were arrested on Thursday (March 31). PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE 

The eight were arrested for various immigration offences.

Officers seized 74 cartons, 164 packets and 25 sticks of duty unpaid cigarettes.

Investigations against the suspects are ongoing.

Police officers from the Jurong Division, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority and Singapore Customs were involved in the raid.