11 individuals, aged 25-59, arrested for trespassing into protected area in Mandai to pick durians

Durian season.

Jason Fan | June 28, 2021, 07:01 PM

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10 men and one woman, aged between 25 and 59, were arrested on June 27 after allegedly entering a protected area along Mandai road to pick durians.

Late at night

According to the Singapore Police Force (SPF), the police were alerted to a fight in the vicinity of Mandai Road at about 2:40am.

Officers from Woodlands Division subsequently located the subjects, and arrested them for wilful trespass.

Police investigations are ongoing, and if convicted, these individuals could be fined up to S$1,000.

"The Police would like to remind the public that any person who without satisfactory excuse, wilfully trespasses on any ground belonging to the Government or appropriated to public purposes, shall be investigated accordingly," said the SPF release.

Top image from Singapore Durian Picking/Facebook.