Crime

Sixteen arrested in last two weeks for duty-unpaid cigarette activities

Sixteen men were arrested in the last two weeks for their involvement in duty-unpaid cigarette activities. In a Facebook post on Wednesday (24 April), Singapore Customs stated that the 12 Singaporeans, three Chinese nationals and a Malaysian were arrested in a series of operations conducted island-wide by Singapore Customs officers to clamp down on duty-unpaid cigarette activities. According to the …

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Police investigating 19-year-old man for criminal trespass, taking photographs of another man in NTU hall bathroom

Another incident involving voyeurism on university residential hall grounds has arisen as a 19-year-old man is being investigated for allegedly photographing another man in the shower at a residential hall toilet in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) last Sun (21 Apr). Police told The Straits Times that they had received a 999 call for assistance at around 1.11 p.m. on Sun …

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Voyeur given conditional warning due to “high likelihood of rehabilitation”; offender’s background “irrelevant” in prosecution: SPF

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has clarified that Nicholas Lim, the National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate who had filmed a female student while she was showering in her dorm bathroom in Nov last year, was given a 12-month conditional warning due to his purportedly “high likelihood of rehabilitation” and remorse over the crime he had committed. In a series …

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Local urban farm OnHand Agrarian to cease all dealings with NUS until voyeur is expelled; petition calling for offender’s expulsion receives more than 22,000 signatures

Local urban farm OnHand Agrarian has announced its decision to stop all of its dealings with the National University of Singapore (NUS) in the wake of the University’s handling of a recent high-profile sexual harassment case. In a statement made on Sun (21 Apr), OnHand Agrarian said that it “made the monumentally stupid decision to compromise it’s product and the …

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$45,000 worth of drugs seized in operation by CNB

Drugs worth about $45,000 seized in an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) earlier this week. The bureau said that a 38-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker was arrested in the late hours of Tuesday (16 April) in the vicinity of Woodlands Street 13, however, the suspect resisted arrest violently and necessary force was effected to place him under …

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Police issues advisory on scams involving fake buyers of old currency notes

17 cases of a scam involving scammers posing as interested buyers of old currency notes were reported to the Police since January 2019, with at least $44,000 cheated. According to the Singapore Police Force, the scammers would either send a friend request on Facebook or request to follow victims, who are sellers of old currency notes, on Instagram. Then after …

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32 nabbed for illegal horse betting activities

29 men and three women, aged between 39 and 79, were arrested for their suspected involvement in illegal horse betting activities. Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and the seven Police land divisions conducted an island-wide operation at multiple locations including Jurong West, Chai Chee and Hougang on 14 April 2019. According to the police, cash amounting to about S$12,490, …

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