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Ex-trading company director fined more than $1.95m for importing duty-unpaid liquor

Published on Apr 15, 2014 10:12 AM

A former company director was fined more than $1.95 million for importing duty-unpaid beer and rice wine.

Qi Shuai, 28, pleaded guilty on Monday to six charges of importing, possessing and dealing in duty-unpaid beer and rice wine.

The Singaporean was the director of wholesale trading company Tita Logistics at the time. He also pleaded guilty to one charge of unauthorised breaking of a Singapore Customs seal.

The total duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST) evaded on the 28,406 bottles and 13,193 cans of duty-unpaid beer and 9,165 bottles of duty-unpaid rice wine exceeded $198,000, said Singapore Customs on Tuesday.

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