Seizure Of Over Sgd 5 Million Worth Of E-Cigarettes In Singapore

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    Singapore authorities have made headlines with the seizure of e-cigarette products valued at over SGD 5 million, marking the second-largest operation of its kind in history.

    SGD 5 Million E-Cigarette Seizure: A Record-Breaking Operation

    The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) of Singapore reported the seizure, conducted on April 24th at the Woodlands Industrial Park, resulting in the confiscation of over SGD 5 million worth of e-cigarette products.

    Thai Nationals Arrested

    Two Thai nationals were apprehended and charged for illegally overstaying in Singapore.The operation uncovered more than 400,000 e-cigarette cartridges and their components.

    Legal Ramifications

    Singapore maintains strict regulations regarding e-cigarettes, with severe penalties for offenders. First-time violators face fines of up to SGD 10,000, six months’ imprisonment, or both, while repeat offenders may face heavier sanctions.

    In addition to charges related to illegal e-cigarette activities, overstaying immigrants face substantial penalties under Singaporean immigration law, including fines, imprisonment, and deportation.