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Man Convicted For Failing To Report Movement Of Cash Exceeding S$20,000 Into And Out Of Singapore

A 39-year-old Indonesian national, Hengky, was convicted on 25 March 2020 for failing to report movement of currencies amounting to more than S$3,160,000 between 13 March 2018 and 28 November 2019 into and out of Singapore.

On 28 November 2019, the Police were alerted to a case of a man carrying cash exceeding S$20,000 at the arrival hall of Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3. Investigations revealed that Hengky was carrying various currencies amounting to more than S$120,000 when he entered Singapore, and had failed to give a report to an authorised officer in respect of the movement of cash. Investigations further revealed that Hengky had committed 39 similar offences between 13 March 2018 and 1 November 2019.

On 25 March 2020, Hengky was convicted and sentenced to a fine of S$30,000 for failing to report cross border movement of cash under Section 48C of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (“CDSA”) carries an imprisonment for a term up to 3 years, a fine not exceeding S$50,000, or 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 that failure to do so would constitute an offence.

26 March 2020 @ 9:30 AM
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