Illegal immigrants at Sungei Buloh nabbed

This is the first time human smugglers have chosen the wetland reserve as an entry point to Singapore, instead of traditional hot spots along the Tuas coastline. But even before the boat had reached Singapore, it was spotted by the Police Coast Guard (PCG). All seven were arrested after a five-hour search of the 87ha reserve, involving 50 officers. According to the PCG, at around 5.30am that day, an unlit motorboat was spotted moving slowly from Sungei Danga towards Lido beach in Johor. Once it reached Lido, it suddenly picked up speed to cover the 1.8km distance to the wetland reserve. Within four minutes, the boat had reached the reserve and unloaded the five women. It then made a dash back to Malaysian waters, only to encounter a PCG vessel. The two in the boat made a U-turn back to Sungei Buloh, abandoned their craft and dashed into the forest. By then, staff from the ...

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