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
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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