In a statement, immigration authorities hailed their “fur-midable” officers for stopping the “impawsible” attempt to transport the animals in a car through a border checkpoint.
Singapore immigration authorities said they had foiled a bid to smuggle four kittens into the city-state stuffed down a man’s trousers after hearing meows coming from the suspect’s crotch.
In a statement, they hailed their “fur-midable” officers for stopping the “impawsible” attempt to transport the animals in a car through a border checkpoint with neighboring Malaysia.
“Our officers were checking the travelers in the car, they heard a meowing and saw the bulge in the man’s pants,” an immigration authority spokeswoman told media.
The officers asked the 45-year-old Singaporean whether he had anything to declare, before discovering the live kittens secreted in his trousers.
The spokeswoman said that hiding items, such as contraband cigarettes, under clothing is a common method of smuggling.
“But to stuff four live kittens into one’s trousers — this is the first time we’ve seen it,” she added.
The kittens survived the ordeal — the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority, which is now investigating the case, said they had been put in quarantine and were active and well.