Five men have been arrested after they sneaked their way into Singapore illegally via the Lube Park Jetty in Tuas yesterday.
The men, aged 21 to 38, were filmed in surveillance footage swimming to the shore at nearly 5am and walking through a forested area, a video released by the Singapore Police Force showed. Authorities neither disclosed the nationalities of the five men nor the place they had come from.
“The police will continue to take firm action against such offenders to safeguard our waters and sea borders against crime and security threats,” coast guard commander Cheang Keng Keong said in a statement yesterday.
The arrest was assisted by coast guard officers, as well as those from the Jurong Police Division, the Gurkha Contingent, and the Special Operations Command.
The latest intrusion comes a week after a man was arrested for entering Singapore from Indonesia illegally and tested positive for COVID-19.
If found guilty, the five individuals could each be jailed for up to six months and fined S$6,000 (US$4,500).
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