Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that a total of 3,100 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes in a Malaysian-registered lorry were seized at Tuas Checkpoint on Thursday.
The authorities said in a press release that the lorry was seized at about 3.34am on Thursday. The customs officers at Tuas Checkpoint directed the 31-year-old Malaysian lorry driver for further checks. The driver was also accompanied by a 21-year-old Malaysian man.
According to reports, the officers found the duty-unpaid cigarettes concealed within a consignment that had been declared to contain biscuits. ICA said that those two men along with the vehicle and cigarettes have been handed over to Singapore Customs for investigations.
ICA added that the total duty and Goods and Services Tax evaded amounted to about S$240,560 and S$17,820, respectively.