30 Mar '11, 7am

Two former auxiliary police officers jailed

SINGAPORE: Two former auxiliary police officers, who were based at Changi Airport, turned human traffickers by allowing travellers with false passports and boarding passes to board flights. They were jailed on Wednesday for accepting bribes to commit the crimes in what the prosecution said was a serious dereliction of their duties. Thirty-one-year-old Krishna Rao Rajahram was sentenced to 18 months' jail and fined S$2,000. His accomplice, 26-year-old Loganathan Samugam was sentenced to one year jail. The two men, who were from AETOS Security Management, had been tasked to pre-screen passengers to ensure that those without valid travel documents were barred from boarding their flights. They were approached last October by a man known as Sivarajah Paki, a Sri Lankan who is a Swedish citizen. Sivarajah told Krishna that he was helping his fellow Sri Lankans travel to Europe v...

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