Second meeting on detained SAF vehicles
Shipping firm APL was to have a second meeting with the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department yesterday to resolve the issue of nine Singapore infantry carrier vehicles seized in Hong Kong last week, said the Defence Ministry (Mindef).
Formal reasons for the detention have yet to be provided.
Hong Kong's South China Morning Post said it "understands the nine Terrex armoured infantry carriers and components found in 12 containers en route from Taiwan to Singapore without appropriate permits were also not 'specifically' declared in the cargo manifest".Mindef has "advised APL to give its full cooperation to the Hong Kong authorities" to expedite the recovery of the Singapore Armed Forces' assets.
APL was transporting the vehicles to Singapore after a military exercise in Taiwan when they were seized on Nov 23.- THE STRAITS TIMES