ICA video shows officers prying open walls of lorry where 1,034 cartons of vapes were hidden

Cue the intense music.

Jane Zhang | October 30, 2020, 04:17 PM

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.

Gif via Facebook / Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.

Gif via Facebook / Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.

According to the post, ICA officers at Woodlands Checkpoint first noticed anomalies in the x-ray images of the lorry transporting vegetables.

Screenshot via Facebook / Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.

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.

Gif via Facebook / Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.

Screenshot via Facebook / Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.

Screenshot via Facebook / Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.

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.