Date: Nov 28, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The seizure of nine Singaporean military armored personnel carriers found on a ship bound from Kaohsiung to Singapore during a transit stop in Hong Kong last week came after a tip-off from China, Hong Kong media reported on Saturday.
Singapore has confirmed that the Terrex AV81 carriers belonged to its military and were “used in overseas training,” but it has not confirmed that the training mission was held in Taiwan.
The Kaohsiung customs office said the ship carrying the vehicles and other military items used by Singapore’s Armed Forces departed Kaohsiung on Tuesday last week.
Hong Kong’s Customs and Excise Department said it seized the containers holding the vehicles because it found “suspected controlled items” on board during a routine inspection. [FULL STORY]