Malaysian Charged with Failing to Declare S$12M Brought into Singapore

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Facing a fine of up to S$50,000 and/or a jail term of up to three years on each of the 100 charges if convicted.

Malaysian businessman was charged on Nov 23 with failing to give a full and accurate report about monies totalling S$12mil (RM36.6mil) that he brought into Singapore between Sept 4, 2013, and April 16, 2014.

Abdul Jalil Sulaiman, 47, is accused of 100 charges of moving into Singapore physical currency of amounts ranging from S$30,300 (RM92,535) to S$300,000 (RM916,194) each time at the Green Channel at Woodlands checkpoint.

According to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority website, the Green Channel is for those arriving into Singapore with no dutiable, controlled or prohibited goods to declare.

Abdul Jalil, who indicated that he wishes to plead guilty, was supposed to report to an authorised officer on the movement of currency exceeding the prescribed amount of S$30,000 (RM91,619).

The prosecution will be proceeding on 30 of the charges and bail of S$100,000 (RM305,333 ) was offered.

If convicted under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act, he could be fined up to S$50,000 (RM 152,666 ) and/or jailed for up to three years on each charge.

Abdul Jalil will return to court on Dec 21. – ST