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An Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) sergeant was charged with seven counts of corruption in court yesterday (Sept 20).

Catherine Lim Zhi Yin, 26, is accused of accepting or agreeing to accept $1,680 from Singaporean Raymond Lim Boon Ian in exchange for granting 30-day social visit passes to 28 Thai women.

The offences took place between December 2014 and February 2015.

Raymond Lim was sentenced to eight months’ jail for corruption on Apr 24.

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Responding to media queries, ICA said that Catherine Lim has been interdicted from service since March 7, 2015.

When this case surfaced through ICA’s internal checks and investigations, the agency had worked closely with the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau.

“ICA takes a serious view of errant officers. As guardians of Singapore’s checkpoints, ICA officers are expected to discharge their duties professionally and maintain a high standard of integrity. Officers who break the law will be dealt with, in accordance with the law,” it added.

Lim is currently out on bail and will be back in court on Oct 12.

If convicted, she can be jailed for up to five years and fined up to S$100,000 for each charge.

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