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Woodlands Checkpoint breach was the first time security barrier failed to stop a car: ICA

Published on Mar 9, 2014 12:44 PM
 
A 65-year-old Malaysian man, who is also a Singapore permanent resident, drove a Singapore-registered Mercedes-Benz through the Woodlands Checkpoint at 4.05pm after he was stopped for a boot check. He bolted from the checkpoint and evaded the authorities for more than five hours before he was arrested by the police at 9.15pm. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

The man who drove his old Mercedes-Benz past the Woodlands Checkpoint on Saturday managed to do so because a security barrier meant to stop unauthorised cars from leaving the checkpoint was ineffective.

It was the first time the barrier failed to stop a car, said the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Sunday.

On Saturday, the man, a 65-year-old Malaysian national, who is also a Singapore permanent resident, drove the Singapore-registered car through the checkpoint at 4.05pm after he was stopped for a boot check.

He bolted from the checkpoint and evaded the authorities for more than five hours, before he was arrested by the police at 9.15pm.

 
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