For sale: Used illegally modified vans, but you could end up with a fine or in jail

Owners found to have illegally modified vans with seating in the rear compartment (left) can be fined, or jailed or both. On the right is a van with no modifications. PHOTOS: SGCARMART, CHONG JUN LIANG
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SINGAPORE - Light goods vehicles (LGVs) that are meant to carry only goods are being listed for sale with illegally fitted benches for passengers in the rear compartment.

Owners found to have illegally modified such vehicles with seating in the rear compartment can be fined up to $5,000, or jailed for up to three months, or both. The penalties are doubled for repeat offenders.

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