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Man Arrested for Trying to Smuggle 11 Puppies From Malaysia to Singapore

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    Of all the illegal things that people have tried to smuggle, this, although still terrible, is probably the cutest.

    AsiaOne reported the case of a 43-year-old Malaysian man who tried to smuggle 11 fluffy puppies to Singapore in his Malaysia-registered car.

    The report said that the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority checked the car when it arrived at the Woodland Checkpoint on the evening of March 23.

    The officers then found the puppies hidden inside a modified fuel tank inside the car.

    According to Singaporean law, it is illegal to smuggle animals to the country because of health concerns that it may “introduce exotic diseases, such as rabies, into the country.”

    The ICA officers immediately referred the case to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority. Both of the agencies reminded travelers of the complications of bringing animals and insects to Singapore without proper documents.

    The man faces a possible penalty of $7,000 and/or jail time of up to one year.

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