SINGAPORE - Two people have been arrested for failing to stop for immigration clearance in two separate cases.
On Tuesday (June 30), at about 5.10am, a female driver who was tailgating a car in front of her at the Woodlands Checkpoint failed to stop for immigration clearance. She was in a Malaysia-registered car, which was locked down immediately after an Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officer activated an alarm.
ICA officers intercepted her car at the Arrival Car Zone within the checkpoint. When the officers requested for the driver to switch off the engine and to unlock the vehicle, the driver refused to comply. Officers had to break both the front and rear passenger windows to escort the driver out of the vehicle.
The 34-year-old Malaysian, who was in possession of an expired travel document, was arrested.
In a separate case, on Monday (June 29), at about 3.50am, a male Singapore Permanent Resident in a Singapore-registered car arrived at the Woodlands Checkpoint. The 41-year-old man, who is also a Malaysian was caught for the same offence. He had driven past the immigration counter without stopping for clearance. An ICA officer activated the alarm and the Arrival Car Zone was locked down immediately.
Investigations on both cases are ongoing.