SINGAPORE, April 9 (The Straits Periods/ANN): 3 men and women mentioned to be associated in a substantial-velocity vehicle chase throughout the Next Backlink were hauled up to court docket on Saturday morning (April 9).
Getting pursued by Malaysian police, they allegedly attempted to crash their vehicle through automatic bike clearance lanes at Tuas Checkpoint and wounded an Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officer in the process.
Teo Thiam Leng, 46, who is a Singaporean, was handed 1 demand of harmful driving producing damage and a single charge of drug trafficking.
The alleged travellers, Vietnamese Ho Thi My Nhung, 31, and Chinese nationwide Chen Songqing, 35, have been each and every billed with a single count of prison trespass.
All 3 attended the court docket session by way of video website link, with Chen doing so from hospital.
They will return to courtroom at a later on day.
The police claimed in a assertion on Saturday that a Malaysia-registered automobile staying pursued by the Malaysian law enforcement evaded departure clearance at Malaysian customs and entered Singapore via Tuas Checkpoint.
Teo, the driver, allegedly attempted to force his way into Singapore via the automatic motorcycle clearance lanes, but the car or truck could not healthy and crashed into the counters.
Court docket documents reported that at all-around 2.20am on Friday, Teo allegedly reversed his car or truck at Tuas Checkpoint and collided into an ICA officer.
The officer, Nur Asri Abdul Rahman, endured an abrasion on his proper ankle.
The incident also caused important injury to house, explained the police.
ICA officers detained the driver, but the travellers purportedly got out of the motor vehicle and attempted to escape, but ended up inevitably caught.
Preliminary investigations uncovered that Teo was preferred by the law enforcement and the Central Narcotics Bureau. He examined good for drug use immediately after a urine take a look at.
In accordance to court files, Teo experienced conspired with Singaporean Er Lin Cheng and an unidentified contact from Malaysia to import about 33g of methamphetamine throughout Woodlands Checkpoint in 2016.
It extra that Teo was convicted of trafficking ketamine in 2007 and was jailed for five a long time and specified five strokes of the cane and that’s why is liable for an improved punishment.
If identified guilty, Teo could deal with up to two years’ jail and a great of up to S$10,000 for harmful driving creating hurt, and up to 30 years’ jail and 15 strokes of the cane for drug trafficking.
Ho and Chen could every single be jailed for up to 3 months and fined up to S$1,500. – The Straits Instances/ANN