Two men, aged 53 and 56, will be charged in Court on 27 March 2018 for their involvement in gang-related activities.

Between 28 September 2016 and 6 October 2016, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department arrested the two men, along with four others, for their suspected involvement in gang-related activities. The six men were believed to be members of an unlawful society, and involved in a planned settlement talk with a rival party.

One of the men, namely Tan Si Yuan, had been convicted and sentenced to an imprisonment term of two months on 31 January 2018. Investigations against the remaining three men are still ongoing.

Under Section 14(3) of the Societies Act, Chapter 311, anyone found guilty for being a member of an unlawful society shall be liable to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term of up to three years or to both.

The Police take a stern view of gang-related activities and will continue with our tough enforcement efforts, and come down hard on those who choose to be associated with gangs.

Source: Singapore Police Force