A total of 7,500 sachets of chewing tobacco were found hidden in a box beneath curry puffs at Tuas Checkpoint on 29 June.
Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said on a Facebook post on Tuesday (2 July) that an arriving Malaysia-registered van with a consignment declared as curry puffs was stopped by its officers for further checks.
The authority stated that the case, involving a 32-year-old male Malaysian driver and a 30-year-old male Malaysian passenger, was referred to the Health Sciences Authority for follow-up actions.
“Our borders are our first line of defence in safeguarding Singapore’s security. ICA will continue to conduct security checks on passengers and vehicles to prevent smuggling attempts of undesirable persons, drugs, weapons, explosives or other contrabands. The same methods of concealment used by smugglers may be used by terrorists to smuggle arms and explosives to carry out attacks in Singapore,” said LTA