CUSTOMS officers foiled an attempt to smuggle just over 6kg of gold into Singapore at the Woodlands checkpoint on Thursday night.
During a routine check on a red BMW driven by a 39-year-old Singaporean man, they found three bundles of gold worth S$120,000 (RM264,000) in the glove compartment.
When questioned, the man, who works as a sales executive for a scrap-metal company, produced an invoice for the gold issued to a Hong Kong buyer.
He claimed to have taken scrap gold from various jewellery shops in the republic to Malaysia to be melted down. He said he was bringing it back to send it on to Hong Kong.
He is to be charged today with importing ‘uncustomed goods.’ – The Straits Times/Asia News Network