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1.38kg of heroin worth more than S$96,000 seized at Woodlands Checkpoint

Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has announced that it has seized about 1.38kg of heroin which was found in the four bundles, adding that the estimated street value of the heroin seized is more than S$96,000. In a joint statement by ICA and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), a checkpoint officer directed an arriving Malaysia-registered motorcycle for further inspection at the …

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S$70,000 lost to scammers operating on WeChat

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced that it had received multiple reports where victims were cheated of monies by scammers operating on WeChat, stating that more than S$70,000 was lost by victims in these cases. The Police said that scammers had promised to sell the victims various items such as gaming credits or foreign currencies at attractive rates. The Police …

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CNB: S$68,000 worth of heroin seized during operation and four arrested

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers seized about 970g of heroin and arrested four suspected drug offenders, aged 29 to 52 years old in an operation on 1 March 2017, saying that the drugs seized had a total estimated street value of over S$68,000.            The Bureau said that on 1 March 2017 at about 4.20am, CNB officers were deployed at the vicinity of …

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Police arrest 11 men and 5 women suspected in fake bank loans applications

Sixteen people; eleven men and five women, were arrested last week for their suspected involvement in fake bank loans applications, defrauding a bank of more than S$189,000. . Police said on 27 Feb that it had received a report in early February from a bank concerning several individuals loan applications which had given false information on their annual income. After the …

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14,492 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes confined in gypsum board layers seized, six Malaysians arrested

More than 14,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes were seized and six Malaysian men were arrested on Wednesday, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Singapore Customs said in a press release on Friday (24 Feb). On 22 February 2017, at about 6.25am, an ICA officer at the Tanjong Pagar Scanning Station directed a Singapore-registered truck for inspection. The officer had …

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ICA: Decrease of immigration and smuggling offences in 2016

Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has announced that in the whole year of 2016, it had arrested 1,278 immigration offenders (IOs) and 351 harbourers and employers of IOs, adding that 88,050 contraband cases were detected at the checkpoints and 43 persons were convicted for marriage of convenience offences. ICA said that the arrest of the IOs was decreased from 1,901 IOs …

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Indonesian domestic worker charged with murder for death of 78-yr-old employer

A 37-year-old Indonesian domestic worker has been charged in court on Wednesday (15 February) with the murder of her 78-year-old employer in her living room of flat at Block 276, Tampines Street 22 on Monday (13 February) afternoon at around 2.10pm. Minah had allegedly killed the elderly, Madam Tay Quee Lang, who was found dead with a knife wound on her neck. She …

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CNB: Total of 3,245 drug abusers in 2016, a 3% decrease from 2015

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has announced that it had arrested a total of 3,245 drug abusers in 2016, noting that this was a 3 percent decrease from the 3,343 drug abusers arrested in 2015. While CNB stated that the number of repeat drug abusers arrested decreased by 7 percent, from 2,034 in 2015 to 1,898 in 2016, the number of …

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Internet love scam syndicates crippled in a cross border joint operation

A joint operation conducted by the Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID), Royal Malaysia Police, Singapore Police Force (SPF), and the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) in several Malaysian states last week arrested 27 suspects believed to be involved in cross-border ‘internet love scam’ syndicates. The operation, which took place from 6 Feb to 8 Feb, yielded the arrests of 13 Nigerian …

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