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Two men convicted for using counterfeit S$50 notes

Two men were convicted in court for using counterfeit S$50 notes as payment for an online purchase, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) stated on Wednesday (14 November). In a press release, the police said that it received a report on the matter on 18 October 2017. The victim had received the counterfeit notes when she met up with a buyer who had …

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Man fined $12,600 for possessing, and abetting the illegal import of food items

35-year-old Ong Fu Yong was fined $12,000 for the possession of illegally imported duck’s blood and dried beef slices and an additional $600 for abetting the illegal import of salted duck eggs from China, which were intended for sale. The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said in a press release on Wednesday (14 November) that its officer posed as …

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Woman fined $2,000 for abandoning four cats in Ang Mo Kio lift lobby

28-year-old Kamelia Binte Mohd Amir was fined $2,000 in court on Wednesday (14 November) for pet abandonment. The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) said that it was alerted to a case of four cats found abandoned in a cardboard box at the lift lobby of Blk 626 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 on 29 October 2017. Following its investigations, AVA …

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Man fined $2,000 and issued disqualification order for pet abandonment

A 24-year-old man was fined $2,000 and issued a six-month disqualification order (DO) for pet abandonment, which disqualifies an individual from owning any animals, said Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) on Wednesday (17 October). According to the authority, it was alerted to a case of two cats found abandoned at the rooftop garden of a multi-storey carpark at Blk 504 Yishun …

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Man fined $7,600 for illegal import and possession of wildlife

A 28-year-old was fined $4,000 for the illegal import of a Leopard tortoise and an additional $3,000 fine for the possession of an African Spurred tortoise and $600 for keeping a Razor-back musk turtle at his place of residence.   This was revealed by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) in a …

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Driver arrested for attempting to smuggle a man out of Singapore illegally

A 25-year-old male Indian national was found hidden in a luggage compartment of a registered bus at the Tuas checkpoint, after an officer at the checkpoint, stopped a departing Malaysia-registered bus driven by a male Malaysian for checks at the checkpoint on 14 October 2018 at about 9.20 pm. Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) shared that the officer then spoke to the …

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Man arrested for suspected importation and possession of counterfeit bags, wallets and watches for the purpose of trade

A 21-year-old man was arrested for suspected importation and possession of counterfeit bags, wallets and watches for the purpose of trade, Singapore Customs (SC) announced in a joint press release with Singapore Police Force (SPF) on Monday (15 October). In the release, it was said that SC officers inspected two consignments at a warehouse at Woodlands Industrial Park and found …

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Four men arrested for selling duty-unpaid cigarettes via WeChat

Four Chinese nationals, were arrested in separate operations on 8 October 2018 for selling duty-unpaid cigarettes via the WeChat mobile app. In a press release on Thursday (11 October), Singapore Customs (SC) stated that its officers arrested the first man in Bedok Reservoir Road. The man was carrying a paper bag containing 10 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes. Investigations revealed that …

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Malaysian work permit holder caught in attempt to smuggle six packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes

In a Facebook post on Tuesday (9 October), Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) shared a case where a 56-years-old male Malaysian work permit holder was found to smuggle 6 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes. It stated that the man was compounded $1,800 for committing the customs offence. ICA then said that its officer at Woodlands checkpoint detected anomalies in the scanned image of a …

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31 arrested for illegal horse betting activities in islandwide operation on 7 Oct

27 men and four women, aged between 45 and 78, were arrested for their suspected involvement in illegal horse betting activities via an islandwide operation conducted on 7 October 2018. In a press release on Tuesday (9 October), the Singapore Police Force revealed that officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the six Police land divisions conducted raids at …

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