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Fewer youngsters nabbed for illegal cigarettes

Number of under-18s caught buying, selling or having tobacco products is also down

Published on Mar 30, 2014 8:02 AM
 
The number of under-18s caught for smoking, buying or having tobacco products also fell, from 6,607 in 2009 to 5,311 last year. -- ST FILE PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN

Fewer young people were caught with contraband cigarettes last year.

There were 518 youngsters below the age of 18 nabbed by the Singapore Customs last year for possessing duty-unpaid cigarettes, down from 728 in 2012.

The number of under-18s caught for smoking, buying or having tobacco products also fell, from 6,607 in 2009 to 5,311 last year.

Possessing contraband cigarettes includes buying, smoking or selling duty-unpaid cigarettes, but the Customs spokesman did not give the breakdown of buyers or sellers caught.

 
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