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Another driver nabbed for attempting to evade immigration clearance at Woodlands

Published on Apr 14, 2014 1:38 PM
The Woodlands Checkpoint. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG 

A Malaysian was arrested on Sunday afternoon after he tried to evade immigration clearance by tailgating the car in front of him at the Woodlands Checkpoint.

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a statement on Monday that the 42-year-old man, who was driving a Malaysia-registered Perodua Kambara, was not in possession of any travel documents when he arrived at about 12.20pm.

"The ICA officer immediately activated the alarm and the Arrival Car Zone was locked down immediately," said a spokesman. "ICA officers together with the police officers at the checkpoint found the car trapped in the zone and the driver was placed under immediate arrest.

The driver, identified as Koh Chin Had, will be charged in Court on Monday afternoon for failure to present a passport for clearance under Sec 5A(1)(b); and failure to stop his vehicle upon point of entry under Sec 18B(1) of the Immigration Act, said the ICA. Any persons who attempt to evade immigration clearance will be dealt with firmly according to the law, added the spokesman.

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