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ICA officers found 7,685 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes concealed inside Gods of Fortune figurines

On the 13 of January 2021, officers from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority foiled an attempt to smuggle 11,285 cartons and 7,685 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes into Singapore at the Woodlands Checkpoint using a Malaysia-registered lorry.

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According to them, the officers noticed anomalies in the x-ray images of the consignments (i.e. Lunar New Year-related figurines) transported by the lorry.

During the course of checks, they uncovered contraband cigarettes concealed inside these figurines. The case was referred to Singapore Customs for further investigation.

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This method of concealment is a cause for concern as similar methods may be used by people with ill intent to smuggle security items into Singapore.

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The ICA will continue to conduct security checks on passengers, goods and vehicles so as to safeguard Singapore’s security.

H/T: ICA Facebook

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