.6 million packets of contraband cigarettes were taken off the black market by authorities in Singapore in 2007. 1.2 million packs were seized in 2006, and 360,000 packs were seized in 2005.
In 2006, a contraband pack of cigarettes that was smuggled into Singapore to avoid taxes cost $3.15, compared to the $7 price for a legally bought pack. The fine for purchasing one contraband pack was $127. (All dollars in US value).