Updated: 04/15/2014 18:04

Ex-company director fined $1.95 million for importing duty-unpaid liquor



Duty-unpaid beer in Qi Shuai’s company premises (© Photo: Singapore Customs)

Duty-unpaid beer in Qi Shuai’s company premises (Photo: Singapore Customs)

A former company director has been fined $1.95 million for his role in importing duty-unpaid beer and rice wine. 

28-year-old Qi Shuai will have to spend 29 months and three weeks in jail if he can't pay the fine. 

The Singaporean pleaded guilty to six charges of importing, possessing and dealing in duty-unpaid beer and rice wine. 

Qi, who was the director of wholesale trading company Tita Logistics, also pleaded guilty to one charge of unauthorised breaking of a Singapore Customs seal. 

Six more charges were taken into consideration in the sentencing. 

Singapore Customs began investigations into the company in May 2012.

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