03 Nov '11, 11am
Bird smugglers caught at Woodlands checkpoint
Checkpoint authorities have caught two men who tried to smuggle about 300 birds into Singapore. -- PHOTO: ICA By Fiona Low Checkpoint authorities have caught two men who tried to smuggle about 300 birds into Singapore. The birds were hidden in cages under a black cloth in the boot compartment of a sports utility vehicle. The vehicle tried to enter the country at the Woodlands checkpoint on Tuesday at about 10pm. The 38-year-old driver and his 40-year-old companion, both Singaporeans, were referred to the Agri-food & Veterinary Authority for further investigations. There were 250 munia birds, 44 mata puteh birds and one shama bird uncovered.