SINGAPORE – On Thursday (August 23), by midnight, agents from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) noticed a visibly nervous Malaysian driver arriving at Tuas Checkpoint.
The driver, a 36-year-old man, was alone in the car. The ICA officers discovered that something was wrong and carried out further checks and found 176 boxes and 918 packages of unpaid cigarettes hidden in different parts of the man's car.
The case was referred to the Singapore customs for further investigation.
In a statement, the ICA said: "This way of hiding is a cause for concern, because similar methods can be used by people who do not want to smuggle the security items to Singapore."