Cigarettes hidden in veggies
MORE than 1,700 cartons of cigarettes were found among vegetables in a container at the
Woodlands Checkpoint on Wednesday, said the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
At about 6.10am on Wednesday, officers inspected a Malaysia truck with a 40-footer container. It was declared to be carrying
1,600 cartons of vegetables. But ICA officers
found 1,750 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes hidden within the boxes of vegetables.
The 42-year-old male Malaysian driver,
the cigarettes and truck were handed over
to Singapore Customs for further investigations.
The truck may be forfeited.
The potential duty on the cigarettes is about $135,800 and the Goods and Services Tax
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