Updated: 04/14/2014 22:19

Malaysian arrested for trying to evade immigration clearance



Malaysian arrested for trying to evade immigration clearance

A Malaysian will be charged in court this afternoon for failing to stop for immigration clearance at the Woodlands Checkpoint. 

The man, driving a Malaysian car tried to evade immigration clearance by tailgating the car in front of him yesterday afternoon. 

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority officer immediately activated the alarm and the Arrival Car Zone was locked down. 

The man, who's 42, was arrested. 

No travel documents were found on him. 

This is the third such incident since January 17. 

In Parliament today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean says that such breaches show that tight checks are required on both sides of the border. 

"There will always be attempts by people to evade customs or immigration checks at borders. This is not unique to Singapore. So people will present fake documents, they'll try to sneak in and so on. But overall, I would say that our border security is very tight.  The measures that we've taken at the checkpoint are reasonably effective in deterring and containing entry into Singapore by persons and goods that are not allowed to."

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