Biometrics helps nab visitors with false IDs

ICA officers demonstrating the use of the Bio-Screen-Multi Modal Biometric Screening System at the Woodlands Checkpoint.
ICA officers demonstrating the use of the Bio-Screen-Multi Modal Biometric Screening System at the Woodlands Checkpoint.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

Increased border security, as terrorism and other threats persist, has led to about 840 people being nabbed at the checkpoints in the last three years using biometric fingerprint screening.

Those caught were trying to enter Singapore using different or false identities, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 20, 2019, with the headline 'Biometrics helps nab visitors with false IDs'. Print Edition | Subscribe