Crime

Six people arrested and nearly 1.5 kg heroin worth about $102,000 seized

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) revealed on Thursday that nearly 1.5 kg heroin worth about $102,000 seized and six people were arrested in the afternoon of 4 September 2018. It said that its officers were deployed in the vicinity of Tuas South Avenue 1 to conduct observation on a group of suspected drug traffickers. At about 5:45 pm, two cars – …

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Man jailed two weeks for resisting arrest by Singapore Customs officers

A Singaporean man was sentenced by the State Courts on 4 September 2018 to two weeks’ imprisonment for resisting arrest by Singapore Customs officers and was also fined $1,000 for storing duty-unpaid cigarettes. Singapore Customs (SC) in its press release, stated that Hizman Bin Amran, 23, had pleaded guilty to one charge of intentionally offering resistance against lawful apprehension and …

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Police issue advisory to raise awareness on phishing website

Victims were cheated into providing their personal information and credit card details on phishing websites or over the phone after responding to online advertisements or Short Message Services (SMSes) that were purportedly from DBS Bank or OCBC Bank. This was revealed in a Facebook post on Thursday (30 August) by Singapore Police Force (SPF), where they stated that reports regarding …

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Woman fined $2,500 for failure in duty of care to pet dog

A 41-year-old woman was fined $2,500 in court on Wednesday (29 August) for failure in duty of care to her pet dog. In a press release on Wednesday, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) stated that it received a feedback on an emaciated dog in July 2017. The authority said that investigations found that Rosario Janie Foong was …

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Four men arrested for allegedly misappropriating and selling the misappropriated marine gas oil

Four men, aged between 25 and 58, have been arrested for allegedly misappropriating and selling the misappropriated marine gas oil to the crew of a foreign-registered vessel. In a press release on Wednesday (29 August), the police stated that this arresting brings the total number of people involved in the case to seven, after three men who were members of a foreign-registered vessel …

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Singaporean man convicted for subletting apartment unit to overstayer

A 39-year-old male Singaporean was convicted and sentenced to four weeks’ imprisonment and a fine of $16,000 in default of eight weeks’ imprisonment for offences under the Immigration Act and Women’s Charter on Monday (20 August). The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said on Wednesday (29 August) that investigations revealed that Ong Ee Meng had sublet an apartment unit to a …

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Loan shark attacks: Should you be worried?

by ValuePenguin Singapore has experienced a handful of arson incidents caused by loan sharks this month. In this article we examine whether these attacks are becoming more frequent and what families can do to protect themselves. A recent string of loan shark attacks involving fires set to HDB flats have made the news and scared many homeowners. Even families that are not directly …

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Chinese national imprisoned for offering bribe to auxiliary office after breaching URA housing rules

A 41-year-old Chinese national, Zhang Junli, was sentenced to three weeks’ imprisonment for corruption on Friday (24 August). Ina press release on friday, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) stated that the man had earlier been charged on 16 August 2018 with one count of corruptly offering gratification to an officer with the Certis Cisco Auxiliary Police Force Pte Ltd (Certis Cisco), …

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Company directors convicted for false lodgement of information

Three company directors, N Suresh, Makhali Bin Kasmani and Wang Rui, were convicted for filing false or misleading documents with Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and pleaded guilty to the charges for offences under section 401 of the Companies Act, and were levied with fines of $7,500, $9,200 and $9,500 respectively. In a press release on Friday (24 August), ACRA …

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