15 Jul '11, 2pm

ICA busts woman's attempt to leave S'pore in car boot

ICA busts woman's attempt to leave S'pore in car boot

SINGAPORE: A woman was found attempting to leave Singapore in a car boot on Friday morning. The 43-year-old Chinese national was found crouching in the boot of a Malaysian car that was leaving Singapore at the Woodlands Checkpoint. Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers' suspicions were aroused by the unusually calm demeanour of the lone male driver, and they proceeded to conduct a check on the white hatchback car. Preliminary investigations revealed that the 26-year-old Malaysian driver was promised S$500 to bring the woman out of the country. He also admitted to abetting the illegal departure of the woman. Both the driver and illegal passenger are under investigation for the offences, while the vehicle has been detained and is liable for forfeiture. ICA said it takes a serious view of attempts by foreigners to overstay, enter or depart Singapore illegally. Th...

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