MAN CHARGED W MISUSING AIR TICKET TO ENTER DEPARTURE TERMINAL TO ACCOMPANY RELATIVE

A 31 year-old man was charged with misusing his airplane boarding pass to accompany his relatives to their boarding gates within the airport departure terminal.

Investigations show that he had purchased his air tickets with no intent of boarding the plane, entered the transit area and accompanied his relatives to the gates. Investigations against the man are ongoing.

25 people have been charged this year over the misuse of boarding passes.

Entering the departure transit area beyond the Singapore customs gates is an offence under Singapore law.

Those who abuse 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.

Anyone convicted under the Act could be jailed up to two years, fined $1,000 or both.

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