Law & Order

Singapore Customs arrests four men in connection to 1,390 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized in operation at Tuas Bay Close

Four men were arrested and 1,390 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes were seized during an operation in an industrial building in Tuas Bay Close earlier on 27 August 2019. Singapore Customs revealed in a press release on Tuesday (3 September) that its officers had noticed a Malaysia-registered tipper truck parked in a warehouse unit during the operation, which was suspected to …

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Sri Lanka to ask Singapore to extradite ex-central bank chief

Sri Lanka will request the extradition of an ex-central bank chief in relation to a $74 million insider trading scam, the attorney-general said Monday, months after Colombo accused Singapore of sheltering him. Arjuna Mahendran, a Singapore national of Sri Lankan origin, was accused in 2015 of passing sensitive information to his bond-dealer son-in-law to make millions in undue profits. “Documents …

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About 6,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes found hidden in fibre sponge mattresses at Tuas Checkpoint

A total of 5,599 cartons and 9 packets of assorted duty-unpaid cigarettes were discovered hidden in boxes and concealed in the cargo of fibre sponge mattresses at Tuas Checkpoint on 29 August 2019 at about 5.45 am. Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) releasing details of the case, stated that its officers, in collaboration with Singapore Customs, had stopped an arriving …

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Malaysia ex-PM Najib ‘pivotal’ in 1MDB plunder, trial hears

by M. Jegathesan Malaysia’s ex-prime minister Najib Razak played a pivotal role in plundering state fund 1MDB and hundreds of millions of dollars were illicitly channelled to his bank account, a prosecutor said Wednesday at the opening of his biggest graft trial. Claims that Najib and his cronies pilfered massive sums from the fund and spent it on everything from …

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