7,500 sachets of chewing tobacco found hidden under curry puffs at Tuas Checkpoint

7,500 sachets of chewing tobacco found hidden under curry puffs at Tuas Checkpoint

Sachets of chewing tobacco were hidden underneath currypuffs
The sachets of chewing tobacco were hidden underneath curry puffs. (Photo: Facebook/Immigration and Checkpoints Authority)

SINGAPORE: A total of 7,500 sachets of chewing tobacco were found hidden under curry puffs transported by a Malaysia-registered van at Tuas Checkpoint last Saturday (Jun 29).

The consignment was declared as curry puffs, said the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). 

Further checks, however, revealed sachets of chewing tobacco under the fried pastries.

READ: Man caught at Changi Airport with duty-unpaid tobacco disguised as tea leaves

A Malaysian registered van carrying curry puffs was stopped at the Tuas Checkpoint
The Malaysia-registered van was stopped at the Tuas Checkpoint for further checks. (Photos: Facebook/Immigration and Checkpoints Authority)

Two Malaysian men, the 32-year-old driver and his 30-year-old passenger, were referred to the Health Sciences Authority for follow-up actions, ICA said.

“Our borders are our first line of defence in safeguarding Singapore’s security. ICA will continue to conduct security checks on passengers and vehicles to prevent smuggling attempts of undesirable persons, drugs, weapons, explosives or other contrabands," said the agency.

READ: 3 men jailed for smuggling chewing tobacco into Singapore using Malaysian-registered vehicles

Curry puffs concealing chewing tobacco at Tuas Checkpoint
Two Malaysian men were referred to the Health Sciences Authority for follow-up actions. (Photo: Facebook/Immigration and Checkpoints Authority)

Source: CNA/zl(gs)

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