Yesterday (8 April), the Singaporean authorities arrested 2 men and a woman on a Malaysian-registered vehicle after they attempted to evade arrival immigration clearance at Tuas Checkpoint.
The vehicle was reported to have evaded departure clearance at Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar in Johor Bahru at about 2.15 am and was being pursued by our country’s traffic police when the vehicle reached Tuas Checkpoint.
According to CNA, the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that the vehicle was spotted by an auxiliary police officer as it was speeding towards Tuas Checkpoint.
The CIA officer then immediately activated the alarm and the checkpoint was locked down without delay.
Despite the Tuas Checkpoint being in lockdown, the driver continue to speed up and force his way into Singapore by crashing through the automated motorcycle clearance lanes. However, the lanes were too narrow and the vehicle was incapacitated after crashing into the counters.
The crash caused an ICA officer to suffer injuries to his right ankle. The driver and the other 2 passengers in the vehicle, a Chinese national and a Vietnamese woman were detained on the spot.
The foreign nationals who allegedly have no valid travel documents attempted to flee the scene by foot, but both were intercepted by auxiliary police and detained.
As for the driver, the preliminary investigations by ICA showed that he was wanted by the police and the Central Narcotics Bureau. The man was also allegedly in possession of a tampered Singapore passport and a preliminary urine test showed that he tested positive for drugs.