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Updated: 07/05/2013 17:52 | By Channel NewsAsia

M'sian caught trying to smuggle contraband cigarettes into S'pore

M'sian caught trying to smuggle contraband cigarettes into S'pore


M'sian caught trying to smuggle contraband cigarettes into S'pore

SINGAPORE: A Malaysian man who tried to smuggle contraband cigarettes into Singapore in a sports car was stopped in his tracks early Friday morning.

The 26-year-old, who was driving a Malaysia-registered sports car, was stopped for checks at Woodlands Checkpoint.

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers found 100 cartons of contraband cigarettes hidden in the rear speaker compartment of the car.

The total customs duty and GST payable of the cigarettes are estimated to be about S$7,700.

If found guilty, the man faces a fine that is up to 40 times the amount of duty evaded and/or jailed for up to six years. The vehicle used in moving the contraband can also be forfeited. - CNA/xq

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