Swift action by Police has resulted in the arrest of a 44-year-old Chinese Singaporean man in connection with the suspected murder of a 28-year-old Chinese Singaporean man whose body was found in a luggage trolley bag at Sentosa on the morning of 16 April 2011.
On 16 April 2011, at about 8.40am, Police received a call informing us that a luggage trolley bag containing a decomposed male body was found floating near the shore in the waters off the Sentosa Gate construction site. The deceased was established to be Wong Teck Siong, a 28-year-old male Singaporean.
Police immediately commenced intensive investigations into the case. Despite the condition of the body, the officers from the Special Investigation Section of the Criminal Investigation Department managed to establish the identity of the suspect and swiftly placed him under arrest this afternoon.
Director of the Criminal Investigation Department, Assistant Commissioner of Police Hoong Wee Teck commended his officers for their perseverance, resourcefulness and excellent investigative skills that led to the successful arrest. AC Hoong said, “Murder is a capital offence. The Police will spare no effort to ensure that those responsible for such crimes are brought swiftly to justice. I wish to commend the officers for their skill and perseverance in securing the necessary evidence and promptly arresting the suspect despite the challenges posed by the decomposed state of the body. ”
The suspect will be charged in Court on 18 April 2011 for the offence of Murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, which carries the death penalty.