A man and a woman have been arrested for allegedly misusing their boarding passes on Sep 16 in the transit area of Changi Airport, the Singapore Police Force said in a Facebook post on Thursday (Sep 22).
Both suspects were believed to have entered the airport's transit area to purchase the iPhone 7 and had no intention to leave Singapore, the police said, adding that investigations against the pair are ongoing.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were launched in Singapore on Sep 16. Overnight queues formed outside several Apple retailers in order to secure a handset.
The police also noted that since January this year, 15 people have been arrested in connection with offences under the Protected Areas and Protected Places Act.
"The transit areas of Changi Airport are gazetted as Protected Places. The police would like to remind all passengers who enter the transit hall with a boarding pass should only be there for the purpose of travelling to their next destinations.
"Those who abuse their boarding pass to enter the transit areas, with no intention to proceed to their next destination, are liable for an offence under the Protected Areas and Protected Places Act," the police said.
Those convicted under the Act may be jailed for up to two years, fined S$1,000, or both.