SINGAPORE - Seven men were arrested for unlawful entry into Singapore by the Police Coast Guard on Wednesday (Aug 31).
The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Coast guard spotted five floating objects that appeared to be swimmers in the sea off Gedong, to the north-west of Singapore, in the early hours of the morning.
At about 3.10am, the five men, aged between 19 and 32, were arrested.
In another case, the Coast Guard detected two men swimming towards the Singapore shoreline at the sea off Woodlands Checkpoint at about 2.10am.
The two, aged 31 and 36, were detained.
"The close collaboration between the police and ICA which resulted in these successful arrests reaffirms our determination and concerted efforts to stamp out any unlawful attempts to enter Singapore," said commander of the Police Coast Guard Hsu Sin Yun.
"PCG will continue to work closely with agencies concerned to ensure the Singapore waters are safe and secure."