The attempted smuggling of more than one thousand cartons of e-vaporisers, or vapes, was foiled by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Oct. 24.
The cartons were hidden in the headboard and side walls of a Malaysia-registered lorry transporting vegetables, ICA shared in a high-intensity video posted on Facebook on Friday (Oct. 30).
A cinematic production
The video, with really intense background music, showed ICA officers prying open the walls of a Malaysia-registered lorry.
According to the post, ICA officers at Woodlands Checkpoint first noticed anomalies in the x-ray images of the lorry transporting vegetables.
1,034 cartons of assorted e-vaporisers and 13 pieces of "related accessories" were found concealed in the headboard and side walls of the lorry.
This method of concealment is a cause for concern, as similar methods may be used to smuggle security items into Singapore, said ICA.
Top photos via Facebook / Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.