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UNUSUAL: Officers uncovered two four-toed hedgehogs (above) and one leopard gecko from a passenger's belongings.
UNUSUAL: Officers uncovered two four-toed hedgehogs and one leopard gecko (above) from a passenger's belongings.

A routine check on a Singapore-registered taxi at Woodlands Checkpoint uncovered several unusual passengers on Feb 6.

Two hedgehogs and a gecko were found among the belongings of a Malaysian passenger, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority and Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said in a joint statement yesterday.

The hedgehogs were hidden inside a shoe box, while the gecko had been placed in a small plastic container in the 26-year-old passenger's white zip pouch.

He and the animals were handed over to AVA for investigations. The driver was not implicated.

AVA fined the offender $1,500 for the illegal import of animals. The animals were sent to the Singapore Zoo.

AVA reminded travellers not to bring live animals, birds and insects into Singapore without a proper permit.

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City are the real specialists in failure

REALITY CHECK: Sergio Aguero (above knows that his consolation goal can't mask the gulf in class between Man City and Barca.
4: Luis Suarez (in yellow) has netted four goals in his last two games against Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Ignore the close scoreline. Forget Sergio Aguero’s consolation. Push aside Joe Hart’s late penalty save.

This was a drubbing, a humiliating reminder of the chasm that exists between Manchester City and Europe’s legitimate elite, writes Neil Humhreys.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are not great pretenders to anything. They are not great. They can barely pretend.

Barcelona pulled back the curtain to reveal not men, but mice. A side filled with wealthy superstars hamstrung by an inferiority complex.

The world’s richest club have lavished billions to become the Kardashians of continental football, displaying occasional flashes of hypnotic style with no sustainable substance. They are all dressed up with nowhere to go.

Read the full report in our print edition on Feb 26.

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