Singapore contraband smuggling cases up 17.2 in H1 as its' open door policy brings in flood of foreigners

Xinhua, 20 Aug 2013
There were 46,300 cases of contraband smuggling in Singapore during the first half (H1) of this year, up 17.2 percent on year, the city-state's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said on Tuesday.
The ICA said "luxurious cars are becoming a common sight at the checkpoints." There were nine Singapore-registered "branded" cars used to convey contraband items during H1, compared with just one each for the entire 2011 and 2012. Full story
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