24 Nov '16, 9am

9 armoured vehicles bound for Singapore confiscated at Hong Kong customs: Reports

SINGAPORE: A shipment of nine armoured military vehicles used by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is being held at Hong Kong's Kwai Chung Container Terminal on Wednesday (Nov 23) confirmed Singapore's Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) on Thursday. In a statement, MINDEF said it was a shipment of Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICVs) and associated equipment with no ammunition, used by the SAF for overseas training. It was delayed "due to a request for routine inspections by the Hong Kong Customs authorities". A statement from Hong Kong's Customs and Excise Department said 12 Singapore-bound containers containing "suspected controlled items" were found in a routine search of a ship from Taiwan, AFP reported. It also said licences and proof of transshipment were needed for certain munitions and weapons, even if they were only in transit. Apple Daily reported that the containers...

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