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Crime

55 persons investigated by SPF for e-commerce and loan scams involving S$1.8mil

Following a five-day operation conducted by Bedok Police Division between 30 July and 3 Aug 2018, 30 men and 25 women between the ages of 18 and 71 are being investigated for their alleged involvement in various scams and other "commercial crime-related cases". "These cases include e-commerce scams, loan scams and commercial frauds reported in Pasir Ris, Tampines and Bedok …

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One kilogram of “Ice” seized at Woodlands Checkpoint

One kilogram of of crystalline substances believed to be ‘Ice’ was seized on Thursday (2 August)  from a 45-year-old male Malaysian at Woodland checkpoint. In a press release on Friday (3 August), Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that in the evening hours of Thursday, its officers directed an arriving Malaysia-registered car for further checks at Woodlands checkpoint. The authority said that during …

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Man sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment for passport-related offences

A 42-year-old Malaysian sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment on Thursday (1 August) for abetting four Sri Lankans to be in possession of forged Malaysia passports. In a press release, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that investigations revealed that Jagathes Kumar Koil Pillai had assisted four Sri Lankans – 35-year-old Kalaichandran Vinothan, 37-year-old Suresh Sutharshiny, 19-year-old Kajenthiran Kajeepan, and 26-year-old Krishnapillai Navaraj to …

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Man fined $12,800 for illegally importing and keeping tarantulas

A 34-year-old man was fined $12,800 by the Court for illegally importing and keeping tarantulas in his place of residence as tarantulas are not approved to be kept as pets in Singapore. In a joint press release on Wednesday (1 August), the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) and Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) stressed that some of the tarantulas are …

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Eight arrested by CNB for possession of synthetic cannabis

A total of eight men were arrested for the possession of about 90 grams of synthetic cannabis in an operation conducted by Central Narcotics Bureau on Wednesday (18 July), and supported by the Singapore Police Force, Singapore Civil Defence Force and the Health Sciences Authority. In a press release on Thursday (19 July), CNB stated that its officers were deployed in the vicinity …

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