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

A 52-year-old woman was convicted on 22 March 2021 for failing to report movement of currencies amounting to more than S$800,000 between 16 December 2015 and 25 December 2018.

On 30 January 2020, the Police received information on a woman who was believed to be involved in the offence of failing to declare the movement of cash into or out of Singapore on multiple occasions. Officers from the Commercial Affairs Department followed up on the information received and subsequent investigations revealed that the woman had carried cash exceeding S$20,000 when entering Singapore via the Arrival Hall of Changi Airport on 27 separate occasions, between 16 December 2015 and 25 December 2018.

On 22 March 2021, the woman was convicted and sentenced to a fine of S$18,000 for failure to report movement of cash under Section 48C of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act, Chapter 65A (“CDSA”). The offence carries a fine not exceeding S$50,000, an imprisonment term not exceeding three years, 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. Failure to do so constitutes an offence.


23 March 2021 @ 9:30 AM
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