3 men arrested after allegedly chanting gang slogans & showing gang hand signs at funeral

The police said it has zero tolerance towards secret society activities.

Alfie Kwa | May 29, 2021, 12:08 PM

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The police has arrested three men, aged between 45 and 62, for being members of an unlawful society after gang slogans were heard during a funeral procession.

A video, which was circulated on Facebook, captured the incident involving a group of people following behind a hearse.

In the video, some in the crowd can be heard shouting, making reference to a gang name. 

Police investigations revealed that the men, who are secret society members, had allegedly chanted gang slogans and displayed gang hand signs to show off their secret society affiliation during a funeral procession along Havelock Road on May 26.

Any person who is a member, or acts as a member of an unlawful society may face a fine of up to S$5,000, imprisonment for up to three years, or both.

The police said it has zero tolerance towards secret society activities, and that it will not hesitate to take firm action against those who are associated with gangs and blatantly disregard the law, in a statement on May 28.

Police looking into potential breaches of safe distancing measures

The police is also looking into potential breaches of Covid-19 safe distancing measures during the funeral procession.

From the video, it appears that there was a crowd of 20 people or more, though the exact number taking part in the procession is unclear.

For not complying with safe distancing measures, first-time offenders may face a fine of up to S$10,000, imprisonment for a term up to six months, or both.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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