2 Malaysian women who tried to smuggle man in car boot out of Singapore caught

Photo from ICA
Photo from ICA

SINGAPORE — Two Malaysian women who tried to smuggle a man hidden in a car boot through Woodlands Checkpoint were arrested by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Monday night (5 August).

ICA officers found the man, a 31-year-old Bangladeshi, in the car boot when they conducted checks on the Malaysia-registered car, the ICA said in a statement on Tuesday.

The driver of the white car, a 28-year-old woman, and her passenger, a 33-year-old woman, were departing for Malaysia at around 8.20pm when the illegal passenger was found. He had no travel documents with him. All three were arrested and investigations are ongoing.

An offender who departs the country illegally faces a jail term of up to six months, a maximum fine of $1,000, or both. The penalties for illegal entry are a jail term of up to six months and at least three strokes of the cane.

For conveying illegal immigrants out of Singapore, offenders may be jailed between two and five years, and face a minimum of three strokes of the cane.

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