2 men arrested for trying to enter S'pore illegally on wooden boat: 21-year-old jailed and caned

Two men, aged 16 and 21, were arrested for attempted unlawful entry into Singapore on Feb 10.

The Police Coast Guard (PCG) and the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) had detected an wooden craft with the pair on board in the waters off East Coast Park at 10.46pm.

"At 11.33pm, the two were swiftly intercepted and arrested for attempted unlawful entry into Singapore," said the police and the ICA in a joint statement on Wednesday (Feb 20).

The 21-year-old man was sentenced to six weeks’ jail and four strokes of the cane.

In consultation with the Attorney-General’s Chambers, the 16-year-old man was given a stern warning in lieu of prosecution on Feb 12.

According to The Straits Times, they are both Indonesian nationals

Under the Immigration Act, Chapter 133, offenders found guilty of attempted unlawful entry can be jailed for up to six months and given at least three strokes of the cane.

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