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Two men arrested for body in suitcase at Syed Alwi Road

Two Pakistani nationals arrested in connection with legless body in suitcase found near Jalan Besar.

SINGAPORE: Police have arrested two male Pakistani nationals, aged 25 and 43, in connection with the case where a body was found at Syed Alwi Road on Wednesday night. The suspects were arrested on Thursday (June 12) at about 3.00 pm at the vicinity of Rowell Road. 

A statement from the police said: "Through a coordinated operation involving more than 100 officers, the identities of the suspects and deceased were established within 24 hours of the report lodged."

The victim, whose dismembered body without legs was found stuffed in the suitcase, is believed to be a 59-year-old male Pakistani national. Late Thursday, police announced that they recovered a pair of legs from the vicinity of Jalan Kubor off Victoria Street. 

The case has been classified as murder.

Deputy Commissioner of Police and Director of the Criminal Investigation Department Hoong Wee Teck said, “This is a serious crime which Police had devoted extensive resources and efforts to have it solved expeditiously. Police are committed to solve crimes and we will spare no effort to track down criminals and ensure that they are brought to justice and face the full brunt of the law.”

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