10 teens under investigation for trying to enter nightclubs with fake entry stamps

The Straits Times understands that Zouk is the nightclub involved in two of the three cases. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Ten people are under investigation by the police for attempting to enter public entertainment outlets using forged entry stamps to avoid paying the entry fee.

The suspects, aged between 17 and 19, are being investigated for three separate cases of forgery after the police received reports in August and September.

In one case, the forged entry stamps of the entertainment outlet were illegally made, sold and used, according to preliminary investigations.

In two other cases, it is believed that the genuine entry stamps were duplicated and transferred among the suspects via skin contact.

The Straits Times understands that Zouk is the outlet involved in both instances, while another nightclub, Get Juiced, was involved in the case where the stamps were transferred via skin contact. Both clubs are located in River Valley Road.

Several of the suspects also did not meet the legal age requirement to enter these outlets.

In a statement released on Wednesday (Oct 11), the police said: "Members of the public are advised to pay for the entry fee and obtain the official entry stamp only from the public entertainment outlets. Individuals who do not fulfil the minimum age requirement should not attempt to enter the such outlets."

It added that any person found guilty of forgery for the purpose of cheating under Section 468 of the Penal Code, or anyone who intentionally aids in, or abets the commission of the said offence, may be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to a fine.

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