Two men arrested for attempting to leave Singapore illegally by swimming across Johor Straits

SINGAPORE - Two suspects were nabbed on Friday for attempting to leave Singapore illegally by swimming across the Johor Straits to Malaysia.

At about 1.25am, the Police Coast Guard (PCG) was informed by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority that two men were seen loitering suspiciously along the shore of Woodlands Waterfront.

A search was conducted for the men, police said in a press release.

At about 2.08am, the officers arrested two men aged 23 and 28 for the offence of attempting to leave Singapore at unauthorised place under the Immigration Act (Chapter 133).

Commander of the Police Coast Guard Hsu Sin Yun said in a press release: "The successful detection and arrest is yet another testament to PCG's resolve to safeguard Singapore waters."