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Crime

More than 13,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized at Tuas Checkpoint and Pasir Panjang scanning station

More than 13,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized by Singapore Customs after an Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officer at the Pasir Panjang Scanning Station directed a 20-footer container on Thursday (22 March) at about 8.30 am for inspection. ICA stated that its officer had noticed anomalies in the scanned images of the container that was declared to contain 1,600 …

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Jail for three men for causing commotion during Thaipusam in 2015

District Judge Kessler Soh fined three men, and one of them was also sentenced to jail, for causing a commotion during the Thaipusam procession in 2015 and clashed with police officers. DJ Soh stressed that it was critical that the police’s authority is not undermined by unlawful acts of defiance and abuse when maintaining public order. Gunasegaran Rajendran, 36, and Jaya Kumar …

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Amnesty International: Singapore sets second execution in one week

The execution of Hishamrudin Bin Mohd has been scheduled for 16 March, a week after Singapore’s first known execution of 2018 took place. The Singaporean man was convicted of, and sentenced to the mandatory death penalty for, drug-related offences in 2016. He maintains his innocence of the crime. Hishamrudin Bin Mohd, a 56 year-old Singaporean man, was sentenced to the …

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Logistics company director sentenced to 40 months’ imprisonment and $8.7 million fine for dealing with duty unpaid cigarettes

Singapore Customs (SC) has announced that a logistics company director, Iskandar Bin Abu Bakar, 44, was sentenced by the State Courts on Monday (15 January) to 40 months’ imprisonment and a fine of $8.7 million, or in default 20 months’ imprisonment, for dealing with and storing of duty-unpaid cigarettes. The man pleaded guilty to two charges and another two charges …

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More arrested for oil heist and additional charges filed

The authorities have earlier brought additional charges on Monday (15 January) against nine Singaporeans who were behind the multimillion-dollar fuel oil heist at Shell’s Pulau Bukom refinery. According to Today Online, there were more suspects who have been arrested in relation to the case, totalling to at least 20 people. 14 people, 11 Singaporeans and three Vietnamese nationals, have been charged, …

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Four men charged by CPIB for cheating offences for contracts worth $9.8 million

Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) charged four men, one SMRT Trains employee and two others who previously worked for the rail operator, as well as a company director, in court on Friday (29 December) for cheating offences involving contracts worth of a total of S$9.8 million which allegedly took place between 2007 and 2012 They were allegedly concealed their interest in two firms that won …

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Director charged by MOM for illegal labour importation and kickback offences

On 29 August 2017, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) charged a 42-year-old Singaporean woman, Poh Kwi Ko, the Director of Aik Heng Contracts and Services Pte Ltd, for offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (EFMA). Poh faced a total of 42 charges; 10 charges on illegal importation of labour, 19 charges on receiving and demanding kickbacks, and 13 charges on …

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No Innocent Explanation? – Death Row Inmate’s Lawyers use Evidence Adduced by the Prosecution to Seek Inmate’s Second Acquittal

By Ariffin Sha In a twist of Shakespearean proportions,  Mr Eugene Thuraisingam, the lawyer for death row inmate Ilechukwu, has used evidence produced by the Prosecution to argue for his client’s acquittal. The Defence counsel made the case that the results of a psychiatric assessment conducted by one Dr Jaydip Sarkar from Institute of Mental Health (IMH), which was sought …

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