S’porean PR woman caught smuggling duty-unpaid cigarettes in sanitary pads pack
Our borders are as secure as an extra-long night pad.
As cigarette prices continue to soar, people are finding more creative ways to smuggle those cancer sticks into Singapore.
On April 16, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) caught a 41-year-old female Singapore Permanent Resident trying to smuggle cigarettes through the Singapore Cruise Centre into Singapore.
Cigarettes concealed in clothes and sanitary pads
The officers noticed anomalies in scanned images of her backpack and a piece of luggage.
Upon further checks, seven packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes were concealed among clothing in the luggage, and in a pack of sanitary pads.
Of course, this discovery prompted the ever-so-punny ICA Facebook page to crack a dad joke:
Smuggling is a serious matter
While hilarious and occasionally baffling, methods of concealment are often a cause for concern.
This time it may be cigarettes, but next time it might be a shuriken.
This case has since been referred to Singapore Customs for investigation.
Top photo via ICA.