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FUGITIVE COUPLE WHO ESCAPED SINGAPORE CAUGHT IN JOHOR BAHRU

Pi Jiapeng, a 26-year-old Singaporean man, and Pansuk Siriwipa, a 27-year-old Thai woman, who went missing after they were involved in a purchasing scam of luxury goods such as watches and designer bags worth at least $32 million has been arrested in Johor Bahru.

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According to CNA, the couple who was arrested in Malaysia was handed over to the Singapore Police Force at around 6PM today.

Their escape from justice was short, only 5 weeks before they were caught.

Hiding in Johor Bahru

According to Singapore Police Force, Royal Thai Police informed Singapore Police Force that the couple was hiding in a hotel located in JB.

Singapore Police Force contacted the Malaysian’s Police to find and arrest the couple.

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Now they face charges ontop of scams they commit – Illegal departure from Singapore which has the following penalties.

Under the Immigration Act, a person found to have illegally entered or left Singapore without a valid pass or entry permit isĀ punishable with a jail term of up to 6 months and at least 3 strokes of the cane

Background:

The infamous story of a Thai woman and her Singaporean husbands went viral internationally.

The total losses was more than SGD$32 million and more than 180 victims filed a complaint with the Singapore police. The two suspects later escaped bail during the investigation.

The Police are investigating allegations of cheating involving Tradenation Pte Ltd and Tradeluxury Pte Ltd.

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Image Source: Screen Shot from Shin Min Daily News Video

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