SINGAPORE - A 56-year-old man was fined $1,800 after he was caught attempting to smuggle six packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes at the Woodlands Checkpoint.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday (Oct 9), the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said an officer had detected anomalies in the scanned image of baggage belonging to the Malaysian work permit holder when conducting checks on Sunday.
The officer's suspicions were proven correct when contraband cigarettes were found hidden in a blanket, shirts and a bag compartment.
Pictures posted by the ICA show packets of cigarettes taped to a blanket and a shirt.
ICA said the method of concealment is a cause for concern, as similar methods could be used to smuggle items that can pose a security threat.