Bangladeshi man walking along train tracks on Causeway towards S'pore apprehended by ICA

A Bangladeshi man walking along the train tracks on the Causeway towards Singapore was apprehended by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on March 9.

After being spotted, he was promptly intercepted by ICA officers from Woodlands Checkpoint before he could pose a safety hazard to on-going train operations, said the agency on Facebook.

Further checks revealed the man had no original identity documents or travel documents in his possession. He was apprehended for suspected immigration offences.

Under the Immigration Act 1959, the penalties for illegal entry are fine of up to $1,000, or a jail term of up to six months, or both.

According to ICS's 2022 statistics released last month, 414 immigration offenders were arrested last year, up from 355 in 2021.

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