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June 4, 2016
A man has been arrested for unlawful entry into Singapore, police said in a press statement on Saturday (June 4).
Police Coast Guard (PCG) and the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) discovered a "floating object" believed to be a swimmer off Woodlands Checkpoint at 9.36am this morning.
The swimmer was arrested and identified to be a 46-year-old Malaysian man.
Under the Immigration Act, the penalties for overstaying and illegal entry are a jail term of up to six months plus a minimum of three strokes of the cane.
Investigations are ongoing.