A 37-year-old Singaporean man was arrested for peddling duty-unpaid cigarettes in an operation conducted by Singapore Customs in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 on 2 July 2019.
In a Facebook post on Friday (5 July), Singapore Customs said that its officers saw the man handing packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes to two other men and moved in to conduct a check.
The officers then found 137 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes in a bag and a box belonging to the peddler.
Following that, the authority conducted a follow-up search at the peddler’s HDB flat and found 588 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes.
According to the authority, a total of 725 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes were seized. The duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST) evaded amounted to about $6,340 and $460 respectively.
Singapore Customs noted that the two buyers, who are both Singaporeans, were issued with composition sums of $3,600 and $800 respectively.
The peddler has been charged in the State Courts on 4 July 2019.