Crime

Magician charged in court for deceptively obtain PIC cash pay-outs and bonuses

A sole-proprietor of a consultancy firm who allegedly acted as the ‘promoter’ of the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) Scheme, is charged in court today (27 Jan). The sole-proprietor, S. Chandran (35), a well-known magician and owner of consultancy firm Paradize Consultancy, was out on $200,000 bail and will return to court on 3 Feb. Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) …

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Man and woman arrested in suspicion of theft at fitness center in Tampines

Police have arrested a 29-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man, for their suspected involvement in a series of theft cases at a fitness center in Tampines. On 19 September 2016, the police received a report from a 27-year-old victim who lost her wallet containing S$150 cash and her hand phone valued at S$700 which had been kept inside a gym …

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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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