A Singaporean man was caught by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers of smuggling sedated puppies in his car boot when entering Singapore from the Tuas checkpoint. The puppies were found heavily sedated and was placed in the car's spare tyre compartment in the boot.
The puppies were found to be weak, and three of them eventually died. The 25 year old Singaporean man was driving a Singapore-registered car, when he was singled out by an ICA officer as they saw some anomalies in the car boot. The driver was not found with any valid health certificates or import permits for the dog, and he was referred to the AVA for investigation. The remaining dogs which were still alive have also been handed over to AVA for quarantine and care.
ICA and AVA are still conducting investigations against the man.