2 women misused boarding pass to meet Korean boy band, go shopping in Changi Airport

2 women misused boarding pass to meet Korean boy band, go shopping in Changi Airport

Mothership.SG·2018-02-02 10:10

In 2017, the Singapore police arrested 92 people for misusing their boarding passes.

So common is this antic that barely a month into 2018, the police has alerted the public that two women have been arrested for this offence of using the boarding pass to access the transit area of Changi Airport with no intention of departing.

This is the the police put up on Feb. 1, 2018:

The two women arrested are aged 20 and 23.

On Jan. 28, the 20-year-old had bought an air ticket to meet a Korean boy band.

On Jan. 30, the 23-year-old had used her air ticket to shop at the retail stores in the transit area.

Both had no intention to depart Singapore.

Why is it a crime?

The police has reminded the public that the transit areas of Changi Airport are gazetted as Protected Places.

Passengers who enter the transit areas 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 into 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.

The offender may be prosecuted in court and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of S$1,000 or to imprisonment for a term of two years or to both.

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