Three men arrested for unlawful entry into Singapore

SINGAPORE - Three men were arrested for unlawful entry into Singapore on Wednesday (June 14) morning, police said.

The Police Coast Guard detected and intercepted an unknown craft in the waters off Changi at around 7.26am.

The men, aged between 23 and 38, were found with a total of 24 duty unpaid cartons and four packets of cigarettes, which were seized by the police.

The trio had no valid travel documents and were arrested for unlawful entry in Singapore under the Immigration Act.

Under the Act, the penalty for illegal entry is a jail term of up to six months, plus a minimum three strokes of the cane. The penalty for illegal departure is a fine of up to $2,000, a jail term of up to six months, or both.