This elderly man stays with his family of 3 in a worn down HDB flat in Queenstown. The place seems inconspicuous at first, but it soon becomes apparent that something unusual is going on in the flat.
After receiving a tip off from an anonymous neighbor, Chinese daily reporters staked out the home in Queenstown. They arrived in the evening and spotted no less than 7 to 8 young men and women making their way to the door of the flat. Once there, the elderly man, who is wheelchair bound, opens the door and shows them his “goods”.
This wheelchair bound uncle sells contraband cigarettes, and has been doing it for so long he has a stream of “regular” customers.
According to the report, one Chinese news reporter approached the man’s HDB home. When the door opened, he was greeted by the sight of 4 occupants in the flat. They appeared to be 50 – 70 years old. One of the occupants appears to be a maid who spoke Bahasa Indonesian.
The man who did the sale and who answered the reporter’s queries was a 70 year-old wheelchair bound Chinese man.
When asked if he had any cigarettes to sell, he replied that they did have some in stock without hesitation. He then asked his maid to open a chest to retrieve the packets, and handed the reporter a $6 pack of cigarettes, which would have sold for much higher in the market.
After the deal was done, the elderly occupants simply turned their attention away from the reporter and went back to watching their television shows as the door closed.