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Singapore seizes 100,000 packets of illegal cigarettes

2009-07-29 15:08:38 GMT2009-07-29 23:08:38 (Beijing Time)  xinhuanet

SINGAPORE, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Singapore customs seized 100,000packets of illegal cigarettes worth an estimated 1 million Singapore dollars (about 0.69 million U.S. dollars) on Wednesday.

According to local TV broadcaster Channel NewsAsia, Singapore customs crushed a cigarette smuggling syndicate at a local industrial park, arresting three Singaporeans and three Malaysians aged between 24 and 50 years who are suspected to be involved in the case.

The broadcaster said that the cigarettes were hidden among 473 television sets, the first time television sets were used to hide illegal cigarettes this year.

Investigations into this case are currently ongoing.

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