Man arrested after trying to evade immigration clearance at Woodlands Checkpoint

A motorcyclist was charged in court on Wednesday (April 8) for failing to produce his passport and not stopping for proper immigration clearance at Woodlands Checkpoint. 

Riding a Malaysian registered motorcycle, the 33-year-old Malaysian man had tried to evade immigration clearance by tailgating  the motorcycle in front of him at 3.40am on Tuesday (April 7). 

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officer immediately activated an alarm and the checkpoint was locked down.

The motorcyclist was placed under arrest. He did not have travel documents on him. 

For failing to present travel documents he could be fined up to $1,000 or jailed up to six months, or both. 

For not stopping his vehicle upon entry, he could be fined up to $2,000 or jailed up to six months, or both.