Crime

Duty-unpaid beers discovered at Pasir Panjang Scanning Station

In a Facebook post on Friday, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) revealed that 165 cartons and 1,575 bottles of duty-unpaid beers were discovered at Pasir Panjang Scanning Station earlier on Tuesday last week (18 June). ICA noted that beers were declared as “fresh cabbages and potatoes”. ICA said that its officers had detected anomalies in the scanned images of the …

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Lawyer Jeffrey Ong slapped with eight new charges over alleged forgery

Lawyer Jeffrey Ong Su Aun, who was arrested by Malaysian police in Kuala Lumpur last month upon the Singapore Police Force Commercial Affairs Department (CAD)’s request, was slapped with eight new charges for forgery under Section 468 of the Penal Code. The Business Times reported that the new charges arose after new police reports alleging his involvement in additional unauthorised transactions …

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Drug trafficker loses final court battle against death penalty

The Court of Appeal has thrown out two final appeals by a Malaysian drug trafficker against his death sentence for drug trafficking on Monday (27 May), ending a series of court battles spanning a period of nearly 10 years. The final recourse for 30-year-old Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam would have been to petition to the President for clemency, according to …

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Nigerian on death row acquitted of drug trafficking by Court of Appeal

36-year-old Adili Chibuike Ejike, who was condemned to death 2 years ago for being found guilty of importing methamphetamine into Singapore, was cleared of the drug importation charge by the Court of Appeal on Monday (27 May) morning. As such, the Nigerian would walk out of the prison a free man. Adili arrived in Singapore in November 2011 from Lagos, …

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Police warn of scams involving fake Lazada prizes

Singapore Police Force (SPF) warned member of the public of scams involving fake Lazada campaigns offering prizes. The Police stated that it has received at least 14 reports of scams since January 2019. According to the police, the victims were contacted by the scammers on Instagram with the total amount cheated was at least S$14,000. In these case, scammers would …

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Tougher sanctions for students guilty of sexual misconduct, including one-year suspension and even expulsion: NUS review committee on sexual misconduct

A minimum suspension of one year and even expulsion for “severe offences” are among stiffer sanctions recommended by the National University of Singapore (NUS)’s review committee on sexual misconduct. Local media reported that the committee’s chairperson Kay Kuok announced the proposals via an e-mail circular to students and staff on Wed (15 May). The recommendations were made in the wake …

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