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    Sep 28, 2015

    Police: Don't use boarding passes without intention of flying

    THE police have issued an advisory warning travellers against misusing their boarding passes.

    In a statement posted on Facebook yesterday, it said that nine cases of Misuse of Boarding Pass were reported at Changi Airport since January.

    Thirteen people were also arrested in connection to offences under the Protected Areas and Protected Places Act.

    "The transit areas of Changi Airport are gazetted as Protected Places," the statement said.

    "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 to meet friends and/or celebrities, with no intention to proceed to their next destination, are liable for an offence under the Protected Areas and Protected Places Act."

    If convicted, offenders could be fined $1,000 and jailed for up to two years.