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Singapore deports two S Korea media staff ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Press Trust of India  |  Singapore 

Two South Korean have been repatriated for at the North Korean ambassador's residence in Singapore, police said.

The two men, aged 42 and 45, worked for (KBS) and were involved in criminal trespass, as per a police statement yesterday.

Their visit passes have been cancelled and they were repatriated to South on June 9, it said.

Two other -- another KBS staffer and an -- were found not to have committed any offence.

Police investigations established that the other two South Korean men, aged 29 and 31, had not committed any criminal offence.

US and North Korean leader yesterday arrived in with their respective delegates for the much-awaited June 12 summit.

Security has been upped for the summit, with parts of the city-state in virtual lockdown.

Meanwhile, Law and K Shanmugam said a man was denied entry to on Saturday because he had searched "suicide bombing" on his phone.

The police department said it would like to remind all foreigners visiting to abide by local laws and warned that the violators would be dealt with firmly. They said offenders in such cases would likely see their visas or visit passes cancelled, and face repatriation.

Members of the media who commit any offence in Singapore will also not be accredited and denied permission to cover the historic summit between the US and North

Some 2,500 journalists are in Singapore to report on the historic summit.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 05:10 IST