SINGAPORE: A total of 4,000 boxes of unpaid cigarettes were found by Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officials at Tuas Checkpoint last Thursday (August 16), the authority said Tuesday.
In a Facebook post, ICA said that officers had observed "deviations in the scanned images" of a Singapore-registered truck that entered Singapore.
The truck was driven by a 47-year-old Malaysian man.
After further checks, the cartons of cigarettes were found hidden in a shipment that was declared air conditioners, the authority said.
The case was referred to the Singapore customs for further investigation.
"This way of hiding is a cause for concern because similar methods can be used by people who do not intend to smuggle security items to Singapore," ICA said.