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Old man jailed over illicit cigarettes

| May 12, 2014

A 78-year-old man has been sentenced in Singapore to a year in jail and a $217,000 fine after pleading guilty to possessing untaxed cigarettes, according to an AsiaOne story.

The man, along with others, was caught in a customs sting as they unloaded untaxed cigarettes from a taxi.

Later, untaxed cigarettes were found at his home.

Court documents showed that the man had bought the cigarettes for $25 a carton and kept them in his flat, intending to sell them for between $28 and $30 a carton.

A carton of duty-paid premium cigarettes retails for about $130.

Category: Breaking News

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