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Teen arrested for attempting to extort money from woman using confidential information, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 19-year-old has been arrested for a series of suspected extortion attempts, including one in which he tried to extort money from a woman. The police said in a statement on Wednesday (July 17) that they received a report from the woman on Tuesday that an online acquaintance had threatened to upload confidential information relating her if she did not transfer money to the person. It is understood that the information was private and personal to the victim. Officers from the Bedok Police Division identified the teenager and…

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Man jailed 3 months for attempting to pay for sex with minor, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Looking for a sugar daddy, a 16-year-old girl offered sexual services on online classified advertisement network Locanto and a contractor offered her $500 in exchange for sexual intercourse. The teenager did not agree to it as she was only willing to perform other acts such as oral sex. But Andy Kow Yong Wen, 42, continued to make the offer despite knowing the girl’s age, and she refused to give in to his request. The Singaporean man was sentenced to three months’ jail on Wednesday (April 10) for attempting…

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Two foreigners arrested for attempting to enter Singapore illegally after high-speed chase, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A motorised boat carrying two foreigners was speeding towards the northern coast of Singapore near Punggol, attempting to gain unlawful entry into the country. As the boat neared the shore, a Bangladeshi man, 20, leapt into the waters and swam towards land while the Malaysian boatman, 46, quickly steered the boat into a U-turn back to Malaysian shore. But out of the blue, a Police Coast Guard (PCG) vessel appeared to intercept the boat, firing visual flares and issuing verbal warnings to make it stop. When the boatman…

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Ex-City Harvest Church leader Chew Eng Han found guilty of attempting to leave Singapore illegally, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A court has convicted former City Harvest Church (CHC) leader Chew Eng Han of attempting to leave Singapore illegally. On Wednesday (Dec 12), District Judge Victor Yeo also found Chew, 58, guilty of attempting to defeat the course of justice by boarding a motorised boat at the Pulau Ubin jetty on Feb 21 to try to avoid his jail sentence. Chew will be back in court on Jan 29 next year. During the trial on Sept 24 this year, the court heard that Chew admitted during investigations that…

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63-year-old woman fined $7,000 for attempting to smuggle 490 balut duck eggs, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 63-year-old woman was fined $7,000 on Wednesday (Oct 3) for illegally importing 490 duck eggs that contained developing embryos into Singapore. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a joint statement that the woman, Le Thi Ung, bought the eggs, commonly known as balut, from a wet market in Vietnam. She had put the 490 eggs, weighing a total of 78.4kg, in two styrofoam boxes in her baggage. When she arrived at Changi Airport last month, ICA officers conducted…

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