MAN CONVICTED FOR FAILING TO REPORT MOVEMENT OF CASH EXCEEDING S$20,000 INTO AND OUT OF SINGAPORE

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A 75-year-old man, Sugito Heru Pranoto, was convicted on 28 February 2020 for failing to report movement of currencies amounting to more than S$800,000 between 8 April 2017 and 15 September 2019 into and out of Singapore.

On 15 September 2019, the Police were alerted to a case of a man carrying cash exceeding S$20,000 at the arrival hall of Changi Airport Terminal 2. Investigations revealed that Sugito Heru Pranoto was carrying various currencies amounting to more than S$70,000 when he entered Singapore, and had failed to give a report to an authorised officer in respect of the movement of cash. Investigations also revealed that Sugito Heru Pranoto had committed 19 similar offences between 8 April 2017 and 26 August 2019.

On 28 February 2020, Sugito Heru Pranoto was convicted and sentenced to a fine of S$10,000 for failure to report movement of cash under Section 48C of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (Cap 65A, 2000 Rev Ed) (CDSA). The offence of failure to report movement of cash under Section 48C of the CDSA carries a fine not exceeding S$50,000, or to imprisonment for a term up to 3 years, or to 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, and that a failure to do so would constitute an offence.

Source: Singapore Police Force