Two arrested in two days for alleged misuse of boarding pass at Changi Airport

The Police arrested two people for separate cases involving the alleged misuse of boarding passes at the transit area of Changi Airport on Feb 16 and 17.

According to a post on the Singapore Police Force (SPF) Facebook page, one of the accused did so to send off his relatives.

The other did so as he had sought to make a fraudulent Goods and Services Tax (GST) claim in the area.

In January 2017, the Police have arrested 10 people for misuse of boarding passes as compared to a total of 28 arrests for the same offence in 2016.

In its post, the Police said:

"The Police would like to remind all passengers that the transit areas of Changi Airport are gazetted as Protected Places.

"Those who misuse their boarding passes to enter the transit areas, with no intention to proceed to their next destinations, are liable for an offence under the Protected Areas and Protected Places Act.

"Offenders 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."