MALAYSIAN TRIES TO EVADE ICA CLEARANCE AT WOODLANDS

At 3.40am on Tuesday, a Malaysia-registered motorcycle driven by a male Malaysian tailgated the motorcycle in front of him at the Woodlands Checkpoint and did not stop for immigration clearance, according to an ICA statement.

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One of the ICA officers quickly activated the alarm and the checkpoint was locked down. ICA officers at the checkpoint responded to the alarm and the motorcyclist was arrested.

Checkpoint operations resumed shortly at 3.50am.

According to the ICA, the 33-year-old motorcyclist did not possess any travel documents. He was charged in Court on Wednesday for failing to present a passport for clearance under Sec 5A(1)(b) of the Immigration Act, and failure to stop his vehicle upon point of entry under Sec 18B(1) of the Act.

If convicted under Sec 5A(1)(b), the offender is liable to a fine not exceeding S$1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both. If convicted under Sec 18B(1), the offender is liable to a fine not exceeding S$2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both

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