7 M'sian lorries carrying poultry caught trying to smuggle 84,000 vapes & parts into S'pore

They were also carrying chickens.

Andrew Koay | June 10, 2021, 09:09 PM

On Jun. 7, 2021, Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) foiled a plan to smuggle large amounts of e-vaporisers and components into the country.

According to a Facebook post by ICA, the ruse involved seven Malaysian-registered lorries that were carrying poultry through Tuas Checkpoint.

Image of Malaysian lorries caught smuggling vapes Image from ICA Facebook

When officers profiled one of the lorries, they found the contraband items hidden behind the passenger seats.

The officers then proceeded to conduct thorough checks on other lorries and found more e-vaporisers concealed in a similar manner.

Image of the vapes concealed in the lorry Image from ICA Facebook

On total 84,573 e-vaporisers and related components were confiscated and 14 Malaysian drivers and lorry attendants were arrested.

The contraband was referred to the Health Sciences Authority for further investigation.

Image of the confiscated contraband Image from ICA Facebook

Those who import such products would be liable upon conviction in court, to a maximum fine of $10,000 or maximum imprisonment term of six months or both.

In their post, ICA cheekily reminded Singaporeans to smoke chickens instead of vapes with this tasty meme:

Image of ICA's Meme Image from ICA Facebook

Top image from ICA's Facebook