Bangladeshi jailed for posting nude photos of maid online after she rejected his advances

SINGAPORE – A Bangladeshi man angry with a foreign domestic worker for rejecting his advances leaked her nude photos online. For his actions, Islam Rokibul, 32, a marine trades worker, was sentenced to four months’ jail on Monday (Jan 14). He had pleaded guilty to criminal intimidation and transmitting obscene material by electronic means. Deputy Public Prosecutor Jaime Pang told the court that Islam and his 28-year-old victim first got to know each other on Facebook. The victim cannot be named to protect her identity. One day, Islam had a…

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Drugs Singapore 

5 arrested as heroin and other drugs worth $154,000 seized

SINGAPORE – About 1.83kg of heroin, 243g of “Ice” and an assortment of other drugs were seized by the CentralSINGAPORE – About 1.83kg of heroin, 243g of “Ice” and an assortment of other drugs were seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Friday (Jan 11). Five suspected drug offenders were arrested. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth about $154,000. The 1.83kg of heroin is enough to feed the addiction of 871 abusers for a week, while 243g of “Ice” can feed the addiction of 139 abusers for a…

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33 months’ jail for Singaporean woman in US Navy graft case

A 57-year-old Singaporean woman involved in the largest bribery and fraud conspiracy in the history of the United States Navy was sentenced yesterday to 33 months’ jail. Sharon Rachael Gursharan Kaur, who was based here and hired as a lead contract specialist for the US Navy, received more than $130,000 in bribes for giving Singapore-based defence contractor Leonard Glenn Francis, or “Fat Leonard”, information about the US Navy that was not available to the public. The case – known as the Fat Leonard scandal – involved some US$35 million (S$48…

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Man, 22, jailed for rioting and attacking victims with taser, baton

SINGAPORE: A 22 year-old Singaporean man was sentenced to three years’ jail, nine strokes of the cane and a S$5,100 fine for committing a host of offences in multiple incidents that saw him attack some of his victims with weapons, including a taser and baton. Among the list of his offences include rioting, voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of weapons and driving without a licence, court documents show. Pong Jia Rong Kenji pleaded guilty on Monday (May 21) to nine charges. Another 10 similar charges were…

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Three porridge shop customers jailed for going on a rampage

(From left) Tan Sung Meng and Ang Sim Poh were each sentenced to six weeks in jail while Pang Pei Pei was jailed for four weeks. ST PHOTOS: WONG KWAI CHOW When a waitress could not give them a breakdown of their $28 bill, two men and a woman went on a rampage, hurling bowls and smashing chairs onto the food counter of an eatery. The minute-long tantrum cost Heng Long Teochew Porridge more than $10,000 in damage and losses. The men – Tan Sung Meng, 47, and Ang Sim Poh,…

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Keppel Club Scam Singapore 

71-year-old mastermind behind Keppel Club membership scam jailed 12 years

SINGAPORE: A 71-year-old woman and longtime former employee of the exclusive Keppel Club was sentenced to 12 years’ jail on Monday (Mar 26) for selling fake memberships to more than 1,000 people for nearly S$37.5 million. Setho Oi Lin, also known as Setho Irene, pleaded guilty last year to 60 out of 3,181 charges. She was accused of cheating 1,341 people into buying non-existent Keppel Club memberships, in a ruse that lasted for about a decade between June 2004 and August 2014. Keppel Club stopped selling transferable memberships in 1989. Individuals who wanted to join the…

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Scam Singapore 

Man arrested for online hotel booking scam; victims cheated of at least $3,000

SINGAPORE – A 26-year-old man has been arrested for an alleged series of hotel booking scams totalling $3,000, said the police on Wednesday (March 21). Several police reports were made between March 16 and 20 by victims of the scam, who said they were cheated by an online seller. According to the victims, the seller had advertised attractive hotel room reservation deals on online platforms, and became uncontactable after payments were made. At least $3,000 was cheated from the victims, said police. The man was arrested on Tuesday. Investigations are…

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Syndicate leader gets 5 years, 8 months’ jail, $30m fine for smuggling cigarettes and bribing Certis Cisco officer

Singapore Customs officers conducted an operation in the vicinity of the Jurong Port on March 30, 2016, and recovered a total of 10,500 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes from a white truck.PHOTO: SINGAPORE CUSTOMS SINGAPORE – A 50-year-old syndicate leader was jailed five years and eight months, and fined $30 million, on Thursday (March 22) for crafting a plan to smuggle contraband cigarettes into Singapore. Mok Chee Kin, who is stateless, was handed the heaviest sentence for contraband cigarette offences in four years, Singapore Customs and the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau…

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Malaysian jailed for 36 months for making false declarations in bringing $12 million cash into Singapore

SINGAPORE – Hoping to earn some easy money, a Malaysian man agreed to help an Indian national deliver various amounts of cash to persons in Singapore. Earning an average of RM2,500 (S$844) a month, Abdul Jalil Sulaiman brought into Singapore a total of nearly $12 million over almost eight months, without giving accurate declarations to officers at the Woodlands checkpoint. It is the highest amount of cash brought into Singapore illegally. The 47-year-old father of six was jailed for 36 months on Wednesday (Feb 7) after he admitted to 30…

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News Scam Singapore SINGAPORE COURTS 

Two jailed over key roles in $37.5m Keppel Club scam

Former supervisor Nah Hak Chuah (above) made false entries in the club’s database to enable non-existent memberships to be sold, while club member Ivy Cheo Soh Chin acted as a money mule in the scheme.ST PHOTOS: WONG KWAI CHOW Ex-membership supervisor and club member jailed for three years and 41/2 years, respectively Two people who played key roles in the Keppel Club membership scam were jailed yesterday for helping its mastermind sustain the $37.5 million fraud for years. Former supervisor Nah Hak Chuah, 67, who was attached to the club’s…

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