Demand for contraband cigarettes remains persistent with more smokers getting caught for buying contraband cigarettes. Singapore Customs also seized a higher quantity of illegal cigarettes in 2013.

Singapore Customs has observed a trend of peddlers using instant messaging platform WeChat to source for buyers.
With the relocation of its online auction headquarters from Antwerp to Singapore, diamond dealer De Beers needed to move rough diamonds to and from Singapore quickly.
In two separate cases recently, Singapore Customs detained two containers of counterfeit fashion items and 11 containers of empty counterfeit vodka bottles.