Woman caught for smuggling cigarettes hidden in packet of sanitary pads

Woman caught for smuggling cigarettes hidden in packet of sanitary pads

Woman caught for smuggling cigarettes hidden in packet of sanitary pads
The 41-year-old woman was stopped at the Singapore Cruise Centre. (Photos: Immigration & Checkpoints Authority)

SINGAPORE: A 41-year-old woman was caught on Tuesday (Apr 16) for trying to smuggle cigarettes into Singapore by concealing them in a packet of sanitary pads and among clothing in her luggage.

The Singapore Permanent Resident was stopped at the Singapore Cruise Center when Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers noticed anomalies in the scanned images of her backpack and luggage.

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“Further checks revealed seven packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes concealed in a packet of sanitary pad and amongst clothing in the luggage. 

"The case was referred to Singapore Customs for investigation,” ICA said in a Facebook post on Thursday.

ICA added that these methods of concealment are a cause for concern as similar methods may be used by people with ill-intent to smuggle security items into Singapore.

“The ICA will continue to conduct security checks to prevent smuggling attempts,” the authority added.

Source: CNA/zl(hm)

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