29 smokers were caught with duty-unpaid cigarettes during operation in the vicinity of Yew Tee Point and Jurong Point on 26 November 2018, announced Singapore Customs (SC) in a Facebook post on Thursday (29 November).
The offenders were issued with composition sums ranging from $500 to $800.
Singapore Customs shared that it conducts such regular operations island-wide to suppress the demand for duty-unpaid cigarettes.
The composition sum for a first-time offender who has up to one packet of duty-unpaid cigarettes in his possession is $500. Heavier penalties will apply if he is found with more than one packet of duty-unpaid cigarettes and/or if he is a repeat offender.