PRC ‘FTs’ jailed for helping to convey contraband cigarettes
Posted by temasektimes on July 12, 2012
Three male PRC ‘FTs’ were jailed seven to 17 months for their involvement in contraband cigarette activities.
They reportedly tried to ferry more than 9,000 cigarettes via an open-top lorry in June this year.
The total value of these duty-unpaid cigarettes meant for distribution to various parts of Singapore amounted to more than S$92,000.
The duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST) involved exceeded S$68,000 and S$6,400 respectively.
Investigations revealed that Yao, who was employed as an electrician, and Zhang Yong, 40, employed as a driver, were hired to deliver the contraband cigarettes concealed in the heaters to Wang, a mechanic, and Hong at Kranji Road.