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Crime

ICA officer charged for accepting sexual gratification under Prevention of Corruption Act

A staff sergeant with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) was charged on Thursday (27 September) with 33 charges, including 13 counts of wrongful communication of information under the Official Secrets Act, and four counts of corruptly accepting sexual gratification under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) shared that Chin Peng Sum, 51, was charged with four …

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Man jailed for illegal import of two birds and animal cruelty

A 46-year-male was sentenced to six weeks’ jail by the court today for the illegal import of two birds and six weeks’ jail for another charge of failure to ensure that the birds were not subjected to unnecessary suffering. Both sentences will run concurrently. In a press release on Thursday (19 September), Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that on …

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Three male Chinese nationals jailed six months each for harbouring immigration offenders

Two male Chinese nationals were sentenced to six months’ imprisonment each on 2 August 2018 for harbouring two immigration offenders. The other male Chinese national was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment on 14 September 2018. In a press release by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Wednesday (19 September), states that investigations revealed that two Chinese nationals, Xu Xiangjie, aged …

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803g of heroin and 5g of ‘Ice’ seized in CNB Operation

A total of about 803g of heroin and 5g of ‘Ice’ were seized in an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Monday (17 September). In a press release on Tuesday (18 September), the bureau stated that four suspected drug offenders, all Singaporean males, were arrested.  The estimated worth of the drugs seized in this operation is about …

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$40,000 worth of illegal cough syrup and medicines seized from HDB flat

More than 100,000 ml of illegally manufactured cough syrup and 1,400 tablets of assorted medicines valued approximately $40,000 were seized on Thursday (6 September) during an enforcement operation in the vicinity of Geylang Road with a follow-up raid at an HDB unit in Sin Ming Road. Health Sciences Authority (HSA) shared on Friday that the operation was conducted in collaboration with police officers …

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Two Chinese nationals arrested for serial ATM fraud

Two Chinese nationals, who are brothers, were imprisoned for a series of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) fraud cases. The two, Zhao Yuxin and  Zhao Yukun are brothers. Zhao Yuxin, 30, booked a flight and flew to Singapore to look for his elder brother when he was unable to contacted him only to get arrested as soon as he arrived at Changi …

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61-yr-old cleaner sentenced three-years imprisonment for making calls to 999

A 61-year-old cleaner was jailed for three years on Thursday (6 September) after pleading guilty to five counts on making calls to an emergency telephone number, intending to annoy the operators and send false messages. Twelve other similar counts were taken into consideration for his sentence. Gurcharan Singh had faced the same matter several times since 2000. He made calls …

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Six people arrested and nearly 1.5 kg heroin worth about $102,000 seized

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) revealed on Thursday that nearly 1.5 kg heroin worth about $102,000 seized and six people were arrested in the afternoon of 4 September 2018. It said that its officers were deployed in the vicinity of Tuas South Avenue 1 to conduct observation on a group of suspected drug traffickers. At about 5:45 pm, two cars – …

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Man jailed two weeks for resisting arrest by Singapore Customs officers

A Singaporean man was sentenced by the State Courts on 4 September 2018 to two weeks’ imprisonment for resisting arrest by Singapore Customs officers and was also fined $1,000 for storing duty-unpaid cigarettes. Singapore Customs (SC) in its press release, stated that Hizman Bin Amran, 23, had pleaded guilty to one charge of intentionally offering resistance against lawful apprehension and …

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Police issue advisory to raise awareness on phishing website

Victims were cheated into providing their personal information and credit card details on phishing websites or over the phone after responding to online advertisements or Short Message Services (SMSes) that were purportedly from DBS Bank or OCBC Bank. This was revealed in a Facebook post on Thursday (30 August) by Singapore Police Force (SPF), where they stated that reports regarding …

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