A Singaporean man has been caught trying to smuggle cats into Malaysia after customs officials heard 'meowing' from a large bulge in his trousers.
Checkpoint staff on the Singapore side of a bridge connecting the island city-state with Malaysia had stopped the man in his car for a routine check.
Officials were forced to carry out further checks when they heard meowing from a large bulge in the suspect's trousers, a statement by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said.
Upon inspection, checkpoint officers found four kittens stuffed down the man's tracksuit bottoms.
The cats were immediately seized and are currently being cared for, officials said.
According to local media, the case was referred to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA).
An investigation has been launched and charges may be brought against the 45-year-old.