Woman Arrested For Failing To Stop For Immigration Clearance At Woodlands Checkpoint

           The Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) have arrested a 24-year-old woman for failing to stop for immigration clearance at Woodlands Checkpoint.

2          On 7 June 2019 at about 1.55am, the woman had arrived at Woodlands Checkpoint. Upon reaching the arrival car counter, the woman refused to produce her travel document. When the ICA officer stepped out of her counter to check, the woman suddenly stepped on the accelerator and drove off, damaging the drop-arm barrier. Another ICA officer immediately activated the alarm, and the arrival car zone was locked down without delay. Officers from SPF and ICA responded to the alarm and arrested the woman immediately.

3          The woman will be charged in court on 8 June 2019 for attempting to enter Singapore illegally. Under Section 6(1)(c) of the Immigration Act (Cap 133), offenders found guilty of illegal entry shall be liable to a jail term of up to six months and a minimum of three stokes of the cane. She will also be charged with vandalism under Section 3 of Vandalism Act (Cap 341) for damaging the drop-arm barrier. Under the Vandalism Act, first time offenders found guilty of any act of vandalism shall be liable to a fine not exceeding $2000, or imprisonment for a term of up to 3 years, and caning of not less than 3 strokes and not more than 8 strokes.

7 JUNE 2019