Singapore Seizes Smuggled Cigarettes From Malaysian Truck

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SINGAPORE, Aug 25 – The Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) seized 3,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes at the Woodlands checkpoint from a Malaysia-registered truck early Thursday. The ICA said in a statement that during the course of checks, the cigarettes were found concealed among the consignment declared to contain assorted biscuits.

The driver, a 33-year-old Malaysian man, the cigarettes, and truck were handed over to Singapore Customs for investigation, it said. The vehicle used in the commission of such offences is liable to be forfeited. The total duty and Goods and Services Tax evaded amounted to about S$232,800 (RM733,3420) and S$17,250 (RM54,337) respectively, the ICA said. — Bernama

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