Two men found hiding in car boot arrested for illegal departure

Two Indian nationals have been arrested for trying to slip by immigration officers.

The men, aged 31 and 51, were found hiding in the boot of a car at Woodlands Checkpoint on Wednesday.

Both men, as well as the 36-year-old Malaysian driver and a 55-year-old Malaysian, passenger have been arrested, and are currently under investigation by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority officers for the offences.

Under the Immigration Act, the penalties for overstaying, or illegally entering Singapore are a jail term of up to six months with at least three strokes of the cane.

Anyone convicted of illegally departing Singapore can be fined up to $2,000 or jailed for a maximum of six months, or both.