Singapore youths fined over $114k, jailed for selling vapes on Instagram and Telegram

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SINGAPORE - Seventeen people have been convicted and fined a total of more than $114,000 for the sale of electronic vaporisers here, with five of them receiving additional jail sentences. More than $170,000 worth of e-vaporisers and their related components were seized from the offenders, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said in a statement on Monday (Sept 26). Most of...

More than $170,000 worth of e-vaporisers and their related components were seized from the offenders.SINGAPORE - Seventeen people have been convicted and fined a total of more than $114,000 for the sale of electronic vaporisers here, with five of them receiving additional jail sentences.

HSA highlighted a case of a woman who smuggled e-vaporisers from Johor Bahru with the help of her husband and an employee of her e-vaporiser business. Investigations showed that Neo gave Lim money to buy the illegal products from China, which were then stored at Neo's residence before being sold. Since 2018, HSA has prosecuted at least 70 people for selling e-vaporisers and related components. HSA said the highest fine it has meted out was $99,000.

Source: Healthcare Press (healthcarepress.net)

 

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