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MAN ARRESTED FOR USING FAKE DRIVING LICENSE TO APPLY FOR PASS @ WOODLANDS CHECKPOINT

A 41-year-old man was arrested yesterday (12 August) at Woodlands Checkpoint, after allegedly using a fake Malaysian driving license to apply for a multiple journey pass.

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The Singapore Police Force said in a news release that they received a report about a man who allegedly attempted to use the fake driving license to apply for a Frequent Traveller Programme pass on 12 August.

According to their preliminary investigations, the man’s driving license was detected to be forged by an ICA officer during the pass enrolment process.

The Frequent Traveller Programme, is a pass that lets travellers who are eligible, clear immigration more conveniently through automated clearance facilities.

The Singapore Police Force worked with the ICA and the man was arrested on the same day by police officers from Woodlands Division.

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He was charged earlier today (13 August) with passing off a forged document as genuine, and faces a jail term or up to 4 years and/or a fine.

The police said that they will take tough enforcement action against people who attempt to enter Singapore illegally.

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