Not so sweet after all
In the early morning of 14 Feb, ICA officers at Woodlands Checkpoint detected two live sugar gliders along with 44 cartons and 210 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes in an arriving car. The animals were kept in a pouch and the duty-unpaid cigarettes were concealed inside the dashboard and centre console of the car. The 25-year-old Singaporean male driver and his 20-year-old Singaporean female passenger were referred to Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA). The duty-unpaid cigarettes and vehicle were also handed over to Singapore Customs for further investigation.
Travellers are reminded not to import or keep wild animals as pets. Under the Animals and Birds Act, it is an offence to bring into Singapore any animals without an import licence. Please refer to AVA’s website or SG TravelKaki App for more information.
source; FB post by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority