SINGAPORE: It was like a scene from a Hollywood movie. They deployed special team consisting more than 30 personnels to hunt for a 7-series BMW, island wide.
It turns out all they discovered after the two hours manhunt was 100 boxes of curry puffs and kueh mueh.
And that left Singapore authority red-faced.
It all started when a car being directed to another area for further checks, the driver from Malaysia continued driving his luxury car past Tuas Checkpoint, sparking the manhunt by the police.
He was directed to a designated bay area for further inspection but apparently misunderstood the instructions and drove away.
They found the man and his 7-series BMW sedan almost two hours later at Pioneer North Road and arrested him.
The police officers found more 100 boxes and plastic bags packed in the boot and on the passenger seats.
But instead of contraband such as drugs or illegals, they contained such foodstuff as curry puff and kueh-kueh (local pastries).
An Immigrations & Checkpoint Authority spokesman said the 47-year-old suspect arrived at the checkpoint from Malaysia at 12.15pm on Tuesday.
The New Paper understands that he had a valid permit to import food from Malaysia, but had underdeclared the quantity in his car.