SINGAPORE, Sept 22 — A man and a woman have been arrested for allegedly misusing boarding passes to purchase an Apple iPhone 7 at Changi Airport’s transit area last week, said the police in a Facebook post today.
Preliminary investigations revealed that both suspects had no intention to depart Singapore. Investigations against the duo are ongoing.
The transit areas of Changi Airport are gazetted as Protected Places and all passengers who enter the transit hall with a boarding pass should only be there for the purpose of travelling to their next destinations, said the police. Those who abuse their boarding pass to enter the transit areas, with no intention to proceed to their next destination, are liable for an offence under the Protected Areas and Protected Places Act.
Since January, 15 people have been arrested in connection to offences under the Protected Areas and Protected Places Act.
The offender may be prosecuted in court and may be fined S$1,000 (RM3,000) and/or jailed two years. — TODAY