Indonesian man arrested for attempting to enter Singapore illegally

The Police Coast Guard (PCG) alerted officers from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) at Woodlands Checkpoint of a man was seen walking between the water pipelines along the Causeway, towards Singapore, on the evening of August 26. 

ICA and PCG officers were immediately deployed to intercept the man who was found to be hiding underneath the pipelines. He had a cylindrical floatation device with him.

Photo courtesy: ICA
Photo courtesy: ICA

The 47-year-old male Indonesian was immediately placed under arrest. Investigations are still ongoing.

Penalties for overstaying or illegal entry to Singapore are a jail term of up to six months plus a minimum of three strokes of the cane. The penalties for abetting a person to leave Singapore illegally is a jail term of not less than six months and not more than two years, and shall also be liable to a fine not exceeding $6,000.

Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.


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