SINGAPORE - A Bangladeshi man who was attempting to leave Singapore illegally was arrested near the Causeway on Tuesday (Oct 25) night.
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at Woodlands Checkpoint were informed that a man was sighted swimming towards the water pipeline by the Causeway at about 11.20pm.
ICA and Police Coast Guard officers found the 30-year-old man under the water pipes and arrested him.
He had overstayed in Singapore, ICA and police said in a statement on Thursday.
Two other Bangladeshi men, who were acting as look-outs for him, were also arrested. They are aged 34 and 37 years old.
Coast guard officers also found a pair of blue jeans hanging at the railing along Woodlands Waterfront.
"The ICA and PCG take a serious view of attempts to overstay, enter or depart Singapore illegally," the statement said.
If convicted of overstaying or illegal entry, the penalties are a jail term of up to six months and at least three strokes of the cane.
For abetting a person to leave Singapore, the penalties are a jail term of six months to two years, and a fine of up to $6,000.