Two suspected illegal immigrants nabbed trying to enter Singapore on boat

Police Coast Guard officers spotted a suspicious wooden craft in Singapore waters on Feb 26, 2016.
Police Coast Guard officers spotted a suspicious wooden craft in Singapore waters on Feb 26, 2016.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

SINGAPORE - Two suspected illegal immigrants were arrested on Friday morning (Feb 26).

Officers from the Police Coast Guard spotted a suspicious wooden craft in Singapore waters at 7.48am.

The officers intercepted the craft and conducted checks on the two men, police said in a statement.

The two men, aged 22 and 42, were arrested for entering Singapore unlawfully and the craft was seized for investigations.

If convicted, they can be jailed up to six months, caned three strokes or more, or in lieu of caning, be fined up to $6,000.

Commander of the Police Coast Guard, Senior Assistant Commissioner Hsu Sin Yun commended the officers for the arrest.

He said: "This is another display of our resolve to safeguard the Singapore waters, despite the challenging environment."