The Police have arrested a 41-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of assisting to launder parts of criminal proceeds from a scam victim amounting to at least $273,800.
On 17 September 2023, the Police received a report that a victim was allegedly cheated by an unknown man whom she had gotten to know via social media. The victim withdrew large sums of cash over different dates and on one of the occasions, she handed about $150,000 to the man.
Through extensive investigations and follow-ups, officers from Central Police Division arrested the man on 17 September 2023 within 5 hours of the report. The accessories purportedly used by the man in the commission of crime were seized as case exhibits.
The man will be charged in court on 19 September 2023 with the offence of money laundering under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act 1992, which carries an imprisonment term not exceeding 10 years, a fine not exceeding $500,000, or both.
The Police take a serious stance against any person involved in the laundering of proceeds of crime, and offenders will be dealt with firmly in accordance with the law. To avoid being an accomplice to crimes, members of the public should reject requests from others to register companies, open bank accounts or receive money, as you may be held accountable if they are used for criminal activities.
Photograph of Exhibits Seized ▼
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
18 September 2023 @ 11:25 PM