Man arrested for trying to bring 49 firecrackers past Tuas Checkpoint

SINGAPORE - A 28-year-old man was arrested on Saturday night (Feb 2) after he tried to bring firecrackers into Singapore.

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said one of its officers directed the man for further checks at Tuas Checkpoint at around 8.30pm.

The officer then discovered a box of 49 firecrackers in the boot of the man's Malaysia-registered car.

He was arrested for possession of dangerous fireworks under the Dangerous Fireworks Act, and the fireworks were seized for investigations.

The case was referred to the police.

If found guilty, the man can be fined up to $5,000, jailed for up to two years, or both.

In January, 50 boxes of firecrackers were seized from the luggage of a Singaporean man at Tuas Checkpoint.