Durian fight: 11 nabbed for intruding protected area to pick fruits

Photo of durians at Yi Liu Ji Durian. (Photo: Yi Liu Ji Durian/fb)
Photo of durians at Yi Liu Ji Durian. (Photo: Yi Liu Ji Durian/fb)

Eleven people have been arrested after they were reported fighting and later found trespassing a protected area to pick durians. 

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Police said yesterday that they were alerted to a fight near the area on Mandai Road at nearly 3am on Sunday. When officers reached the area, they found a group of 10 men and a woman aged 25 to 59 trespassing the protected area there to pick durians. The case was being investigated as wilful trespass. 

“On 27 June 2021 at about 2:40am, the Police were alerted to a fight in the vicinity of Mandai Road. Officers from Woodlands Division subsequently located the subjects and arrested them for wilful trespass,” they said in a statement. 

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the 10 men and one woman had allegedly entered a protected area at Mandai Road to pick durians,” they added. 

Each of them could be fined up to S$1,000 (US$744).

Since Singapore welcomed the durian season earlier this month, crowds and long queues have been spotted in various stores across the island thanks to bountiful and cheaper harvests coming from neighboring Malaysia. 

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