6,750 cartons of contraband cigarettes found at Tuas checkpoint

SINGAPORE - A total of 6,750 cartons of contraband cigarettes were found at the Tuas checkpoint this morning (Feb 3), the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a press statement.

The goods were hidden amongst assorted items such as foodstuff and plasticware in a 40-footer container.

ICA added that the container was driven by a 44-year-old Malaysian.

The potential duty and Goods and Services Tax evaded amounted to about $523,800 and $49,990 respectively.

Investigations are ongoing.