Trump-Kim summit: Securing a luxury hotel for the world's most protected leaders

Assistant Commissioner Jarrod Pereira (right) led police operations at Capella Singapore for the summit.
Assistant Commissioner Jarrod Pereira (right) led police operations at Capella Singapore for the summit.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

While the world watched closely the meeting between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, thousands of police officers worked behind the scenes to ensure the summit on June 12 at Capella Singapore went off without a hitch.

SINGAPORE - With its sprawling gardens, cascading outdoor pools and open sea views, the Capella Singapore hotel fits the bill as a great holiday resort.

But for the meeting to discuss the denuclearisation of North Korea,police officers from the Clementi police division, together with their security counterparts from the United States and North Korea, had just three weeks to lock down the resort and turn it into a tightly-secured venue.

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