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Woman fined $5,000 for breeding cats without a pet farm licence

69-year-old woman was fined $5,000 by the Court today for using her residence to breed cats for sale without a pet farm licence. The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) received feedback on the welfare of cats kept at Lo Piang Yong’s residence in June 2018. When AVA’s officers conducted an inspection, they found a total of 70 cats kept in …

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Over 7,400 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized

A total of 7498 cartons and 16 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes hidden among the consignment in a 20-footer container were seized last Thursday (27 December). Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that its officers at Pasir Panjang Scanning Station conducted checks on a Singapore-registered truck. Officers noticed anomalies in the scanned images of the consignment declared as rockwool insulations and conducted …

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Four women arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter

Four women, aged between 22 and 29, were arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter during an enforcement operation against vice activities on 27 December 2018 along Moonstone Lane, Race Course Road and Middle Road conducted by the Central Police Division. Preliminary investigations revealed that the women advertised their sexual services online and operated from hotels and apartments, the police stated …

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MAS issues lifetime prohibition order on former Goldman Sachs banker; Malaysia charges Singapore GS unit for abetment

The Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Republic’s central bank, has issued a lifetime prohibition order against Tim Leissner, a former banker at global investment banking firm Goldman Sachs after he pleaded guilty to the criminal charges slapped against him by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in relation to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) graft scandal. Channel NewsAsia reported that Leissner …

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Two men convicted for using counterfeit S$50 notes

Two men were convicted in court for using counterfeit S$50 notes as payment for an online purchase, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) stated on Wednesday (14 November). In a press release, the police said that it received a report on the matter on 18 October 2017. The victim had received the counterfeit notes when she met up with a buyer who had …

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Man fined $12,600 for possessing, and abetting the illegal import of food items

35-year-old Ong Fu Yong was fined $12,000 for the possession of illegally imported duck’s blood and dried beef slices and an additional $600 for abetting the illegal import of salted duck eggs from China, which were intended for sale. The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said in a press release on Wednesday (14 November) that its officer posed as …

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Woman fined $2,000 for abandoning four cats in Ang Mo Kio lift lobby

28-year-old Kamelia Binte Mohd Amir was fined $2,000 in court on Wednesday (14 November) for pet abandonment. The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) said that it was alerted to a case of four cats found abandoned in a cardboard box at the lift lobby of Blk 626 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 on 29 October 2017. Following its investigations, AVA …

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Man fined $2,000 and issued disqualification order for pet abandonment

A 24-year-old man was fined $2,000 and issued a six-month disqualification order (DO) for pet abandonment, which disqualifies an individual from owning any animals, said Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) on Wednesday (17 October). According to the authority, it was alerted to a case of two cats found abandoned at the rooftop garden of a multi-storey carpark at Blk 504 Yishun …

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