SINGAPORE - A leopard tortoise was discovered hidden in an eyewear case tucked in the glove compartment of a car entering Singapore last Friday (April 13).
Immigration and Checkpoints Authority officers uncovered the reptile at Woodlands Checkpoint at around midnight inside the Singapore-registered car, said ICA in a Facebook post on Thursday.
Duty-unpaid cigarettes as well as e-cigarettes and related accessories were also uncovered from other parts of the car, added ICA.
The driver was compounded $300 by Singapore Customs for failing to declare the cigarettes, ICA said.
He was also referred to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority and the Health Sciences Authority for further investigations.