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Woman Convicted For Failure To Report Movement Of Cash Exceeding S$20,000 Out Of Singapore

A 54-year-old woman, Nguyen Thi Dau, was convicted on 13 February 2020 for failing to report movement of currencies valued at SGD 149,000 when leaving Singapore.

On 20 June 2018, the Police were alerted to a case of a woman carrying cash exceeding S$20,000 at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1. Investigations revealed that Nguyen Thi Dau was carrying S$149,000 when she was attempting to leave Singapore, and had failed to give a report to an authorised officer in respect of the cash movement.

On 13 February 2020, Nguyen Thi Dau was convicted and sentenced to a fine of S$3,000 for failure to report cross border movement of cash under Section 48C of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act, Chapter 65A (“CDSA”). Anyone who is convicted of failure to report movement of cash under Section 48C of the CDSA is liable to a fine not exceeding S$50,000 or to imprisonment for a term up to 3 years or to both.

The Police would like to remind the public of the statutory requirement to declare the physical movement of any cash exceeding S$20,000 (or its equivalent in foreign currency) into or out of Singapore, and failure to do so constitutes an offence.

14 February 2020 @ 9:45 AM
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