400 e-vaporisers, 8,100 refill pods seized from lorry at Woodlands Checkpoint

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E-vaporisers and refill pods seized from a Malaysia-registered lorry at Woodlands Checkpoint. (PHOTO: Immigration and Checkpoints Authority)
E-vaporisers and refill pods seized from a Malaysia-registered lorry at Woodlands Checkpoint. (PHOTO: Immigration and Checkpoints Authority)

SINGAPORE — Officers at Woodlands Checkpoint foiled an attempt to smuggle a total of 400 e-vaporisers and 8,100 refill pods via a Malaysia-registered lorry transporting chilled fruits last week.

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a Facebook post on Thursday (27 January) that its officers had observed anomalies in the scanned images of the lorry, which had attempted to enter Singapore last Saturday.

The lorry was directed for further checks, and the officers uncovered the e-vaporiser pods and refills, which were wrapped in aluminium foil and hidden in crates at the back of the lorry.

ICA said in its post that a Malaysian lorry driver and his attendant were referred to the Health Sciences Authority for further investigation.

Those found guilty of buying e-vaporisers online and shipping them to Singapore for personal use are liable to a jail term of up to six months and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

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