Singapore HSA seizes e-vaporiser items worth S$200,000
After having conducted several investigations with the aim to seek and get an e-vaporiser distribution network that operated on Telegram arrested, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) finally announced the seizure of over S$200,000 (RM622,009) worth of electronic vaporisers and related components.
HSA seized the distributor of the network as well as the residence of the peddlers during a 24-hour investigation on January 6, this search included a hotel in Geylang and residential addresses both in Yishun and Serangoon.
The probe is being accompanied by two men and a lady. After some investigations, it has also been decided that one of the men has to be referred to the Central Narcotics Bureau because of offenses relating to drugs.
The sales of these items are prohibited under the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act. This Act forbids the import, distribution, sale, or offer for sale of counterfeit tobacco products, restricts the sale of e-vaporisers in Singapore.
At the same time, e-vaporisers are also illegal from being purchased, being used, or being owned.