Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at Woodlands Checkpoint uncovered two separate cases of Singaporeans attempting to smuggle in barbequed meat (‘bak kwa’) into Singapore.
The meat were hidden in packets of durian-flavoured biscuits at the arrival bus hall on January 12.
In a Facebook post, ICA said its officers noticed packets of layered stacks resembling ‘bak kwa’ in the scanned images of the 39-year-old female and 29-year-old male Singaporean’s hand-carried bags. Upon opening the packets of biscuits, slices of ‘bak kwa’ were found.
The cases have been referred to Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) for further investigation.
ICA reminded the public that meat and meat products are not allowed to be brought from Malaysia into Singapore.