133 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes uncovered on a barge at Brani Terminal

133 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes were found to be concealed in various locations of a barge at Brani Terminal.

On June 13, 2018, officers from ICA and Police Coast Guard, conducted a joint operation to check on a tugboat that was towing a barge at the terminal. The cigarettes were uncovered during the course of the checks, according to a press release by ICA. 

Barge used in the smuggling of duty-unpaid cigarettes. Photo courtesy: ICA
Barge used in the smuggling of duty-unpaid cigarettes. Photo courtesy: ICA

Two male Indonesians were charged in court yesterday, June 14. 28-year-old Bahril was sentenced to 14 weeks’ imprisonment, while 26-year-old Naudin was sentenced to 10 weeks’ imprisonment. 

The total duty and Goods and Services Tax evaded amounted to S$15,423.24 and S$1,112.44 respectively.

Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.


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