Neyla Zannia

12,479 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized in the largest haul of duty-unpaid cigarettes in the last five years

A total of 12,479 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes were seized at Tuas Checkpoint on 27 July 2019, at about 9.05 am in the largest haul of duty-unpaid cigarettes uncovered by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in the last five years. ICA said in a press release on Monday (19 August) that its officers conducted checks on an arriving Malaysia-registered lorry …

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Ban of ivory trade in Singapore, starting from 1 Sept 2021

Domestic trade in ivory will be banned starting from 1 September 2021, announced the National Parks Board in a press release on Monday (12 August). The ban will mean that the sale of elephant ivory and ivory products, and public display of elephant ivory and ivory products for the purpose of sale will be prohibited in Singapore. NParks note that …

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47-yr-old Singaporean and 42-yr-old Chinese national jailed for entering into Marriage of Convenience

A 47-year-old male Singaporean, Mow Cheang Chong (Mow), and a 42-year-old female Chinese national, Wang Xiaoyan (Wang), were each sentenced to six months’ imprisonment on 18 July 2019 for offences under the Immigration Act. According to the press release from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Wednesday (7 August), investigations revealed that Mow and Wang befriended each other at …

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Public advisory on scam calls impersonating ICA officers

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has issued a warning to members of the public of calls claiming to be its officers. The authority stated that members of the public have been receiving calls from different numbers, such as the Immigration Offender hotline “1800 3916150” that allows the public to call and provide information on immigration offenders and related activities. …

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192 arrested in CNB 11-day islandwide ops

192 people were arrested in 11-days islandwide operations conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB). In a Facebook post on Saturday (3 August), the bureau shared how its officers arrested 4 suspected drug offenders, including a 30-year-old Singaporean male, in one of the cases on Thursday (1 August) morning in the vicinities of Orchard Towers and the International Building. It noted …

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21 arrested for immigration-related offences

20 men and one woman were arrested between 29 July and 2 August 2019 for immigration-related offences in a week-long enforcement operation conducted by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at various locations in Singapore. The authority announced in the press release that the 20 men and woman, aged between 21 and 55 years old, included Bangladeshi, Nepalese, Sri …

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