Crime

129 arrested in anti-loansharking blitz

94 men and 35 women, aged between 17 and 82, were arrested for their suspected involvement in loansharking activities in an operation that was conducted from 8 to 10 July 2019. Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and seven Police Land Divisions conducted simultaneous raids at multiple locations island-wide during the three-day operation, resulting in the arrests. Singapore Police Force …

Read More »

109 drug offenders arrested in island-wide operation

A total of 109 suspected drug offenders were arrested in the latest island-wide operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from 7 July to the morning of 12 July 2019, which saw the seizure of about 274g of new psychoactive substances (NPS), 91g of ‘Ice’, 87g of heroin, 33g of ketamine, 381 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 98 Erimin-5 tablets and a …

Read More »

Man’s jail term for illegal money transfers reduced as charges “wrong in law”: Apex court rules in criminal reference

A person who laundered the proceeds not of his own crime but of others’ (hereafter known as a “secondary offender”), cannot be charged as a primary offender for “dealing with property representing his benefits from criminal conduct”, an offence under section 47(1) of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (Cap 65A, 2000 Rev Ed) …

Read More »

27-year-old Singaporean male caught smuggling thirty-two electronic vaporisers and 635 electronic liquid cartridges

A 27-year-old Singaporean male was caught smuggling thirty-two electronic vaporisers and 635 electronic liquid cartridges, said Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Health Sciences Authority (HSA) in a joint press release on Thursday (11 July). The authorities stated that ICA’s officers detected six sets of electronic vaporisers (e-vaporisers) and 223 electronic liquid cartridges concealed in an arriving Singapore-registered car’s gear …

Read More »

Female Indonesian arrested for smuggling 109 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes

A 39-year-old female Indonesian was arrested for smuggling 109 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes. In a Facebook post on Tuesday (9 July), Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that its officer at Singapore Cruise Centre had noticed anomalies in the scanned images of a hand-carried baggage on 5 July. After checking the baggage, the officer then found the cigarettes wrapped in …

Read More »

Sembcorp Marine files police report with CAD after Brazil unit scandal

Following a suspicious transaction allegedly involving the former president of its Brazilian unit, Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) lodged a report with the Singapore Police Force’s Commercial Affairs Department (CAD). The Edge Singapore reported that while Martin Cheah Kok Choon, who is formerly the president of Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA) until Jun 2015 when his employment was terminated, was purportedly involved in …

Read More »