Ms Joan Pereira: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) in the last three years, how many reports of suspicious mails stopped by postal services have been reported to the police; (b) whether there has been any person apprehended; and (c) what measures are put in place to ensure the timely reporting of such detected mails.
- When a suspicious mail is discovered, the SOP is for SingPost to refer it to the Police and SCDF, who will respond to assess the threat, and contain it if necessary.
- From 2015 to the first half of 2018, there was a single case of suspicious mail that was stopped by SingPost. In that case, which took place in 2016, a parcel containing foul-smelling liquid was detected. Police and SCDF responded, and determined that there was no threat and no malicious intent. There were consequently no arrests.