South Korean woman jailed for trying to bribe police officer

South Korean woman jailed for trying to bribe police officer
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A South Korean woman has been sentenced to 2 months' jail on Thursday (July 23) for attempting to bribe police officers to release her from police custody, said the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB).

Arrested for an immigration offence, Hwang Eunmi offered $1,500 to Senior Staff Sergeant Hafizil Bin Mohamed and other officers as a bribe to release her from police custody.

Her sentence was backdated to the day she was first remanded on July 3, added CPIB.

It is an offence to bribe, or attempt to bribe, public officers in Singapore. Anyone found guilty of a corruption offence will face a maximum fine of $100,000 or a jail term of up to five years, or both.

minlee@sph.com.sg

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