Over 7,000 sachets of chewing tobacco found in car by ICA

Sachets of chewing tobacco are hidden in the modified rear side panels of the car.
Sachets of chewing tobacco are hidden in the modified rear side panels of the car.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/IMMIGRATION & CHECKPOINTS AUTHORITY
A total of 7,026 sachets of chewing tobacco were uncovered from the Malaysia-registered car at Woodlands Checkpoint on Aug 30, 2018.
A total of 7,026 sachets of chewing tobacco were uncovered from the Malaysia-registered car at Woodlands Checkpoint on Aug 30, 2018.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/IMMIGRATION & CHECKPOINTS AUTHORITY

SINGAPORE - Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers discovered over 7,000 sachets of chewing tobacco in a car at Woodlands Checkpoint on Thursday (Aug 30).

The tobacco was hidden in various modified compartments of the car, which was registered in Malaysia.

In a Facebook post, ICA said that the car had been driven by a 22-year-old male Malaysian.

The case was referred to the Health Sciences Authority for further investigations.

The ICA said: "Our borders are our first line of defence in safeguarding Singapore's security. The ICA will continue to conduct security checks to prevent smuggling attempts."