Home Briefs: Action against six tobacco retailers

Action against six tobacco retailers

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has either revoked or suspended the tobacco retail licences of six errant retailers for selling tobacco products to minors under 18.

The six were caught via ground surveillance and enforcement activities conducted by HSA, it said yesterday.

Song Hui Kiosk in Ang Mo Kio had its licence revoked after it was found to have sold tobacco to a 14-year-old in school uniform. The other retailers - Shivaranjani Minimart, 26 Foodloft, Al Kaaba Mini-Mart, Sin Hup Lee Store and O A Jalil - will be barred from selling tobacco products for six months.

Since 2013, HSA has suspended 32 tobacco retail licences and revoked 22 others.

Man arrested for trying to enter S'pore illegally

Officers at the Woodlands Checkpoint have arrested a 36-year-old Bangladeshi man for attempting to enter Singapore illegally.

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that at about 3am on Sunday, the Police Coast Guard informed ICA officers at the checkpoint that a person was seen walking along the shoreline towards Singapore.

At about 3.35am, the man was located and arrested.

He had tried to swim to Singapore from Johor and landed along the shoreline.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe