S$700,000 worth of vapes and related items seized; 3 men arrested for alleged drug offenses

SINGAPORE – Nearly S$700,000 worth of electronic vaporizers and related components have been seized by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). This was after an anti-drug operation carried out last Wednesday (February 16) by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) led to a stash of e-vaporizers and related components in a living unit.

A total of 1,461 assorted e-vaporizers, 94,572 assorted pods (e-vaporizer components) and 78,091 HeatSticks (non-burning tobacco) were seized from the living unit, HSA and CNB said in a statement. spouse Monday.

CNB officers had previously arrested a 30-year-old man and a 32-year-old man near Upper Bukit Timah and escorted them to a residential unit in the same area where a 37-year-old man had also been arrested for alleged drug offences. .

A total of 2g of “ice”, 18 “ecstasy” tablets and drug paraphernalia were seized from the unit where CNB officers later discovered the large stash of electronic vaporizers and related components and alerted HSA.

Investigations into the illicit activities of the arrested suspects are ongoing.

The Tobacco (Advertising and Sales Control) Act prohibits the importation, distribution, sale or offering for sale of imitation tobacco products.

Likewise, the purchase, use and possession of e-vaporizers are prohibited.

Anyone convicted of an offense can be fined up to S$10,000 or imprisoned for up to six months, or both, for the first offence. For the second or subsequent offense the penalty is a fine of up to S$20,000 or imprisonment of up to 12 months, or both.

Members of the public who have information about illegal distribution of these products can contact the HSA’s Tobacco Regulation Branch or submit a report online at www.go.gov.sg/reporttobaccooffences.