2 men attempting to swim into Singapore arrested for unlawful entry

Two men who were trying to swim into Singapore at Woodlands Waterfront on March 9 have been arrested for unlawful entry.
Two men who were trying to swim into Singapore at Woodlands Waterfront on March 9 have been arrested for unlawful entry.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Two men were arrested by the Police Coast Guard (PCG) on Thursday (March 9) for unlawful entry into Singapore, the police said in a press release.

The duo, aged 30 and 33, were detected by the PCG swimming in the sea off Woodlands Waterfront at around 1.10am.

Following the detection, both land and sea resources were deployed, and both suspects were swiftly arrested.

Any person found guilty of overstaying or illegal entry may be imprisoned for up to six months and given a minimum three strokes of the cane.

For illegal departure, the penalties are a fine of up to $2,000, a jail term of up to six months, or both.