SINGAPORE - Call it a reunion if you must.
On the third day of Chinese New Year, Singapore received the nine Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) armoured vehicles which were detained in Hong Kong since November 23 last year.
The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) said in a press statement that the nine Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICVs) and other equipment arrived on Monday at 2.40pm and will be sent to an SAF Camp for post-training administration.
Mindef added that the standard post-training administration for all vehicles and equipment include thorough serviceability checks and routine maintenance.
The vehicles were seized while on transit in Hong Kong. They were being transported on board a container ship to Singapore after a military exercise in Taiwan.
According to South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Customs claimed that the vessel owner APL had not provided appropriate permits for the vehicles.