Crime

Man arrested for suspected importation and possession of counterfeit bags, wallets and watches for the purpose of trade

A 21-year-old man was arrested for suspected importation and possession of counterfeit bags, wallets and watches for the purpose of trade, Singapore Customs (SC) announced in a joint press release with Singapore Police Force (SPF) on Monday (15 October). In the release, it was said that SC officers inspected two consignments at a warehouse at Woodlands Industrial Park and found …

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Four men arrested for selling duty-unpaid cigarettes via WeChat

Four Chinese nationals, were arrested in separate operations on 8 October 2018 for selling duty-unpaid cigarettes via the WeChat mobile app. In a press release on Thursday (11 October), Singapore Customs (SC) stated that its officers arrested the first man in Bedok Reservoir Road. The man was carrying a paper bag containing 10 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes. Investigations revealed that …

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Malaysian work permit holder caught in attempt to smuggle six packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes

In a Facebook post on Tuesday (9 October), Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) shared a case where a 56-years-old male Malaysian work permit holder was found to smuggle 6 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes. It stated that the man was compounded $1,800 for committing the customs offence. ICA then said that its officer at Woodlands checkpoint detected anomalies in the scanned image of a …

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31 arrested for illegal horse betting activities in islandwide operation on 7 Oct

27 men and four women, aged between 45 and 78, were arrested for their suspected involvement in illegal horse betting activities via an islandwide operation conducted on 7 October 2018. In a press release on Tuesday (9 October), the Singapore Police Force revealed that officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the six Police land divisions conducted raids at …

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Woman fined $7,000 for smuggling embryonated duck eggs into Singapore

A 63-year-old woman was fined $7,000 for illegally importing 490 pieces of embryonated duck eggs into Singapore. In a joint press release on Wednesday (3 October), Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)  and Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) stated that ICA officers detected 490 eggs, weighing a total of 78.4kg, in two styrofoam boxes while conducting checks on Le’s …

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3,500 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized at Tuas Checkpoint

In a press release on Thursday (27 September), The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) revealed that 3,500 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes concealed in the consignment were uncovered at Tuas checkpoint. ICA shared that its officer had directed an arriving Malaysia-registered refrigerated lorry, driven by a 37-year-old Malaysian man, for further checks at Tuas checkpoint, who was accompanied by a 25-year-old Malaysian man …

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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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