||A 40-year-old man was fined $5,000 for illegally importing 148 cooked embryonated duck eggs into Singapore for sale, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) and Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said yesterday. Lea Soon Lieo, alias Mohd Syukri Sabri Lea, concealed the eggs in two suitcases inside the boot and tyre compartment of a car. They were discovered by ICA officers at Tuas Checkpoint on April 30. One of Lea's buyers, Ramiscal Quenny Dela Cruz, 30, was also fined $2,500. Such eggs, commonly known as "balut", are developing bird (usually duck or chicken) embryos that are boiled and eaten from the shell.