ICA nabs M’sian travelling with 32 packs of duty-unpaid ‘cigarette sandwiches’

This some creativity right here.

Ashley Tan | December 11, 2019 @ 01:21 pm


Trying to smuggle contraband items into Singapore has seen people come up with increasingly creative manners of hiding said items.

Such as:

ICA officers notices suspicious bulge on M’sian traveller, turns out to be duty-unpaid cigarettes

1,127 packets of cigarettes found in tyres of 2 cars over 2 days at Woodlands Checkpoint

S’porean PR woman caught smuggling duty-unpaid cigarettes in sanitary pads pack

And in yet another bread-related scheme, one Malaysian man was caught attempting to smuggle contraband cigarettes in loaves of bread.

Not bread

In a Facebook post, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) shared that they had managed to thwart the 52-year-old’s smuggling attempt.

ICA officers had apparently observed the man lugging four loaves of bread and behaving suspiciously at the Arrival Bus Hall.

The man had been trying to get past Woodlands Checkpoint with 32 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes, each crammed between slices of white bread.

Here’s a before and after picture of the “cigarette sandwiches”.

ICA stated that the man was referred to Singapore Customs for further investigations.

You can view the full post here.

Top photo from Immigration and Checkpoints Authority / FB

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