Singaporean Man Who Had Extra Bulges In His Pants Was Actually Smuggling Kittens
Officers heard meowing sounds coming from his pants.
Four live kittens were found stuffed inside a man's pants as he tried to smuggle them across the Tuas Checkpoint into Singapore on Wednesday, 2 January
In a Facebook post on Saturday (5 January), Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority revealed that the 45-year-old Singaporean man was caught after Immigration officers heard meowing sounds coming from suspicious bulges in his pants.
That was when they discovered the four kittens hidden within.
The animals are currently safe under the care of the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA)
"The case was referred to Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) for investigation. The kittens are now under the care and quarantine of AVA," the post read.
The public was also reminded that importing live animals without a licence is illegal and can land criminals in jail or pay a hefty fine of RM30,000
"Smuggled animals are of unknown health status and may introduce exotic diseases, such as rabies, to Singapore."
"Under Singapore's Animals and Birds Act, the importation of any animals or live birds into Singapore without a licence is illegal and carries a maximum penalty of a SGD10,000 (RM30,000) fine, imprisonment for up to a year, or both," the post continued.
Animal smugglers have been known to get creative in their attempts like this man who tried to transport a bird in a potato chip can:
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