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The Police arrested two women aged 20 and 23, on 28 and 30 January 2018 respectively for misusing their boarding pass at the transit area of Changi Airport. Investigations revealed that, the 20-year-old had bought an air ticket to meet a Korean boy band, while the 23-year-old had used her air ticket to shop at the retail stores in the transit area. They both had no intention to depart Singapore.
In 2017, the Police have arrested 92 persons for the misuse of boarding passes.
The Police would like to remind all passengers that the transit areas of Changi Airport are gazetted as Protected Places and 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 $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term of 2 years or to both.