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Updated: 02/22/2013 01:36 | By Channel NewsAsia

Malaysian driver, Myanmar national arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint

Malaysian driver, Myanmar national arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint


Malaysian driver, Myanmar national arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint

SINGAPORE: A Malaysian driver and a Myanmar national have been arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint.

They were caught at about 12.25am on Thursday after immigration officers checked a Malaysian—registered car that was leaving Singapore.

When the driver opened the car boot, the officers found a man hiding inside.

The driver, 26, and the Myanmar national, 62, were arrested and are being investigated.

The vehicle used in the commission of the offences has been detained and is liable for forfeiture.

The penalties for overstaying or illegal entry are a jail term of up to six months plus a minimum of three strokes of the cane, while the penalties for illegal departure is a fine of up to $2,000, a jail term of up to six months, or both.

— CNA/de

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