Police discover 'floating object' at sea near Woodlands Checkpoint -- then realise it's man trying to swim in

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.