Two men who swam into Singapore intercepted and arrested by coast guard

The two men were intercepted 10 minutes after the Police Coast Guard detected them.
The two men were intercepted 10 minutes after the Police Coast Guard detected them.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The Police Coast Guard arrested two men, aged 25, for unlawful entry into Singapore in the early hours of Wednesday.

The coast guard detected two floating objects believed to be swimmers at the sea off Senoko at about 3.45am. The authorities said they "deployed both land and sea resources" and intercepted the duo about 10 minutes later.

The men did not have any form of identification or travel documents on them.

Commander of the Police Coast Guard, senior assistant commissioner of police Hsu Sin Yun said: "This successful arrest is a result of the Police Coast Guard's resolve and determination in staying ahead of the maritime challenges in keeping Singapore waters safe and secure ."