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Butt throwing costs Singapore man $14,776

He routinely threw his cigarette butts out his Singapore apartment window, and caught in the act 34 times has now got it back in the butt - figuratively.

The Singapore man has been fined a hefty 19,800 Singapore dollars ($14,776) and sentenced to five hours of corrective work for high-rise littering, Xinhua reported. It is believed to be the highest fine till date for the high-rise littering in Singapore, the National Environment Agency said Wednesday. The agency said it received five instances of feedback on high-rise littering at a block between June 2013 and June 2014. The littering persisted despite repeated educational rounds by the town council and stake-outs by officers from the agency.

The agency then deployed a surveillance camera in November 2013 and March 2014, which revealed 34 acts of butt-throwing and littering by the man.


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