SINGAPORE: Customs officers seized 21,227 cartons of contraband cigarettes and arrested five men and a woman during islandwide operations last week.
Singapore Customs said on Wednesday that the total value of the cigarettes seized was over S$2 million, while the total duty and goods and services tax (GST) evaded was S$1.8 million.
Three distribution networks were disrupted.
The biggest seizure was from a prime—mover, which had a consignment of goods declared as pottery.
The vehicle, which was moving out of Jurong Port on 23 January, had 18,000 cartons of duty—unpaid cigarettes hidden in wooden crates.
Three men were arrested in connection with this seizure.
Investigations are ongoing.
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