Crime

Singapore Customs: Company director fined $1.4m for importing duty-unpaid soju

Singapore Customs (SC) has announced that a company director was sentenced by the State Courts on 20 January 2017 to a fine of $1,400,000 or in default 18 months’ imprisonment for importing duty-unpaid soju. Singaporean David So, 48, pleaded guilty to four charges of importing duty-unpaid soju. Another 16 charges were taken into consideration in the sentencing. SC stated that …

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Youth arrested for suspected involvement in several cases of online purchase scams

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced that it had arrested a 16-year-old youth for her suspected involvement in several cases of online purchase scams. The police said that since 28 September 2016, it has received several reports from victims who were purportedly cheated after placing orders for slimming cream online. It said that the victims had come across the online advertisement …

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460g of heroin seized from Malaysian rider at Woodlands Checkpoint

A bag of heroin found in a Malaysia-registered motorcycle of a rider who was stopped by a checkpoint officer for checks upon arrival at the Woodlands Checkpoint on 2 January 2017, at about 3.40am. The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on a 3 Jan press release informed that the lone rider, a 31-year-old Malaysian male, was arrested. The suspect, motorcycle …

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Man got five months’ jail for stealing $21,776 from his mother

A district court on (30 Dec) sentenced a man who had stolen his mother’s ATM card and withdrew a total of $21,776 over five months with imprisonment for five months. His sentence was backdated to Nov 8. Mohamed Nasir Salim (57), pleaded guilty to 10 out of 48 charges, including stealing his mother’s POSB ATM card at the Woodlands flat …

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21-yr-old Malaysian sentenced to 8 months imprisonment for smuggling 23 puppies

Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) has announced that a Malaysian man, Yeun Jian Iun, 21, and a Singaporean Cheow Yon Siong, 51, were charged for illegally importing 23 puppies today. Yuen pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 8 months imprisonment for illegal import and 4 months imprisonment for animal cruelty. The sentences will run concurrently. While, Cheow informed the court …

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Two Vietnamese sentenced to six months imprisonment for smuggling 12 birds of protected species

Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has announced that two Vietnamese who smuggled 12 Chinese Hwamei (Garrulax canorus) into Singapore were each sentenced to six months imprisonment today (29 December). AVA said that the two men were also sentenced to four months imprisonment for subjecting the birds to unnecessary pain or suffering. Both sentences have been backdated to 15 …

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