A 28-year-old Malaysian was caught attempting to smuggle into Singapore four packs of contraband cigarettes hidden in a hollowed-out loaf of bread.
He tried to smuggle in the cigarettes at the Woodlands Checkpoint on Monday, said the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
He had placed the loaf of bread in the storage compartment of a motorcycle, according to photos posted by ICA.
In the Facebook post titled "Contra-bread", ICA said a "meticulous" checkpoint officer discovered the contraband cigarettes.
The man was given a compound fine of $800 for failing to declare and pay goods and services tax for the cigarettes.
In February, ICA said the number of contraband smuggling cases went up last year, with a daily average of 247 smuggling attempts.
In March, a syndicate leader who bribed a Certis Cisco officer was jailed for five years and eight months, and fined $30 million, for crafting a plan to smuggle contraband cigarettes into Singapore.
It was the heaviest sentence for contraband cigarette offences in four years.
Correction note: An earlier version of the story said a customs officer discovered the contraband cigarettes. It was a checkpoint officer. We are sorry for the error.