189 sets of electronic vaporisers (e-vaporisers) and 4,703 related accessories have been seized from a suspected peddler in a joint effort by Singapore authorities.
The estimated street value of the products is SGD66,000.
On November 7, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at Changi Airfreight Centre detected a consignment of parcels containing e-vaporisers and related accessories. Eight of the parcels containing 24 sets of e-vaporisers and 1,209 related accessories were addressed to the same addressee.
ICA alerted the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), which visited the addressee’s storage premises and seized an additional five sets of e-vaporisers and 3,194 accessories.
The suspect, a 28-year-old male, is currently assisting HSA in investigations. He had made online orders of e-vaporisers from overseas in an attempt to evade the law by declaring the items as electronic and facial products.
On November 13, HSA was alerted to another suspicious consignment at Changi Airfreight Centre. Seven of the parcels addressed to the above-mentioned suspect were found to contain 160 sets of e-vaporisers and 300 accessories.
In Singapore, the smuggling and peddling of e-vaporisers can result in a fine of up to SGD 10,000 or jailed up to six months or to both for the first offence. For subsequent offences, individuals can be fined up to SGD 20,000 or jailed up to 12 months, or both.