24-fold increase in bootleg liquor seized last year by Singapore Customs

Bootleg alcohol that was seized by officers from Singapore Customs, as part of a series of operations tackling illegal liquor.
Bootleg alcohol that was seized by officers from Singapore Customs, as part of a series of operations tackling illegal liquor.PHOTO: SINGAPORE CUSTOMS

SINGAPORE - The volume of duty-unpaid liquor seized last year hit an all-time high in the past three years, latest figures from the Singapore Customs showed.

It shot up to 39,490 litres from 1,610 litres the previous year, a more than 24-time increase. In 2016, the figure stood at 15,280 litres.

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