05 Jul '11, 9am

8 Indonesian peddlers nabbed at Woodlands Road

8 Indonesian peddlers nabbed at Woodlands Road

SINGAPORE: Eight Indonesians were arrested in a joint operation conducted by Singapore Customs (SC), the Gurkha Contingent, the Police and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority on June 28. A total of 338 packets of illegal cigarettes were seized. The total duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST) involved exceeded S$2,000 and the estimated street value of the cigarettes is more than S$3,000 in this operation. In a statement issued on Tuesday, SC said Yew Tee has been an area of concern for contraband activities with buyers continuing to support peddling activities there. These cigarettes were being sold to approaching passers-by near Yew Tee Industrial Estate along Woodlands Road by suspected immigration offenders at S$5 per packet. This is less than half the price of legal, duty-paid cigarettes sold in retail outlets. Enforcement officers raided the area at about 10pm an...

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