Crime

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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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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Apex court upholds acquittal of man accused of raping lover’s daughter

The Court of Appeal on Thursday (8th August) morning upheld the decision of the High Court to acquit a 58-year-old man of five charges relating to sexual offences allegedly committed by him against his live-in lover’s daughter, finding that the Prosecution had not proven all charges beyond a reasonable doubt. The decision of the apex court ended a 5-year long …

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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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Death-row convict’s appeal reopened for new evidence to be received

More than two years after his death sentence was affirmed by the apex court of the land, 45-year-old Norasharee bin Gous was back in court – before the same three-men panel which dismissed his appeal – on Monday (5th August) morning, seeking to reopen his concluded appeal and to receive fresh evidence. The application was initially based on the ground …

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