45-year-old arrested for allegedly trying to enter Singapore illegally through Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

The Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
The Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE- A 45-year-old man was arrested on Saturday (Aug 15) for allegedly trying to enter Singapore illegally through Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

The Police Coast Guard detected suspicious activities in the waters off Sungei Buloh just after 5am on Saturday, a police spokesman said. A search resulted in the arrest of the man. His nationality is not known. The operation ended at 12.15pm.

The National Parks Board (NParks) earlier announced through a tweet that the reserve near Kranji will be closed till further notice due to police operations. 

In an update about two hours later, it said that Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is open to visitors again.