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Updated: 02/20/2013 00:29 | By Channel NewsAsia

Father & son fined S$1m each for car fraud

Father & son fined S$1m each for car fraud


Father & son fined S$1m each for car fraud

SINGAPORE: A man and his son have been fined about S$1 million each for conspiring to under—declare the values of 34 cars imported from Japan and providing the money to buy the cars.

Han Ong Guan, 76, and his son Jeremy Han Wan Kwang, 39, were found guilty of 35 charges each.

Of these, 26 were related to incorrect declarations of the values of the cars, which were imported between February and August 2005.

The remaining charges were related to the money to buy these cars.

The total excise duty evaded exceeded S$24,500, while that of Goods and Services Tax (GST) evaded was S$7,300.

Singapore Customs began investigating the incorrect declarations in January 2006.

It found that the father and son had conspired with Ng Wee Siang, 34, and Tan Wei Gek, 33, to under—declare the values of the cars.

They also provided money to buy these cars.

All four were arrested by Singapore Customs and charged in court in March 2009.

In February 2012, Ng was fined S$24,750 while Tan was fined S$12,770.

— CNA/fa

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