The Police have arrested a man and a woman for their suspected involvement in a case of misuse of boarding pass on 16 September 2016 at the transit area of Changi Airport. Investigations revealed that both suspects were believed to have entered the transit area to purchase the Apple iPhone 7 and had no intention to depart Singapore. Investigations against the suspects are ongoing.
Since January 2016, the Police have arrested 15 persons in connection to offences under the Protected Areas and Protected Places Act.
The transit areas of Changi Airport are gazetted as Protected Places. The Police would like to remind all passengers who enter the transit hall with a boarding pass should only be there for the purpose of travelling to their next destinations. Those who misuse 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.
The offender may be prosecuted in Court and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term of 2 years or to both.