Illegal health products and gambling activities discovered in Geylang after week-long crackdown
The men will be investigated for various offenses under the Health Products Act and the Tobacco (Advertising and Sales Control) Act.
If found guilty of importing, manufacturing and/or supplying unregistered health products, they could each be imprisoned for up to two years, fined up to S$50,000, or of them.
Persons found guilty of selling, offering for sale, possessing for sale, importing or distributing e-vaporizers and related accessories may be fined up to S$10,000, imprisonment for up to six months, or both for the first offence; fined up to S$20,000 and imprisoned for up to 12 months, or both, for the second or subsequent offence.
Further, for possession, use and purchase of such items, offenders are liable to a fine not exceeding S$2,000.
During a crackdown on uncleared cigarettes, a total of 30 packets and 15 sticks of unpaid cigarettes were seized.
A 78-year-old man is involved in investigations for allegedly selling unpaid cigarettes. Two other men, aged 33 and 54, received compounding sums of up to S$2,500 for possession of unpaid cigarettes.
Buying, selling, transporting, delivering, storing, keeping, possessing or dealing in unpaid goods are considered serious offenses under the Customs Act and the Customs Tax Act. on products and services. Violators can be fined up to 40 times the amount of duty and GST evaded, jailed for up to six years, or both.
Cash in the amount of 950 Singapore dollars, computer terminals used to commit the offense and various paraphernalia related to the game were seized.
Three men, aged 27 to 34, suspected of belonging to illegal companies, were arrested in an operation targeting illegal activities and social nuisance.
As part of the crackdown on illegal gambling, a total of five men and one woman, ages 42 to 62, were found engaging in gambling-related activities at a commercial unit located along Avenue Ubi 3.
They were later arrested for their alleged involvement in Remote Gaming Act violations.