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1,500 CARTONS OF CONTRABAND CIGARETTES HIDDEN IN AIRCON UNITS SEIZED BY CUSTOMS

The Singapore Customs seized more than 1,500 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes that were hidden inside six air conditioning units on 8 December.

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A 39-year-old man was arrested in the operation that took place near Gambas Crescent, Sembawang.

Singapore Customs posted an update about the operation on their Facebook:

“[More than 1,500 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized, man arrested in operation]

On 8 Dec 2021, Singapore Customs arrested a 39-year-old male Chinese national and seized more than 1,500 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes concealed in six air-conditioning units and a Singapore-registered truck in an operation conducted in the vicinity of Gambas Crescent.

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The total duty and Goods and Services tax (GST) evaded amounted to about $129,280 and $10,370 respectively.

Court proceedings against the man are ongoing.”

Images source: Singapore Customs Facebook

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