The vigilance of our country’s border patrols been repeatedly tested, more so recently, but they have always delivered when it comes to the crunch. In the latest incident, two men who tried to sail into Singapore on a wooden craft were arrested for unlawful entry into Singapore on Monday night (May 21).
Under the watchful eye of the Police Coast Guard (PCG), they detected a wooden craft with two Indonesian men, aged 25 and 31, on board at the sea south of Marina South Pier, heading towards Singapore at about 10.30 pm on Monday.
In a joint operation with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), both land and sea resources were deployed immediately to apprehend the two men.
The authorities successfully intercepted and arrested the pair at about 11.51 pm that night for their unlawful entry into Singapore.
Under the Immigration Act, the penalties for illegal entry are a jail term of up to six months and a minimum of three strokes of the cane.
Thankful to all our border patrol officers who keep the nation safe!