Two Vietnamese women were arrested and jailed after arranging a sham marriage involving a Singaporean man and a Vietnamese woman in 2013, according to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Friday (May 6).
Le Thi Tra My, 31, was the one who proposed the marriage of convenience to the Vietnamese woman in February 2013, with the intention of allowing the latter to extend her stay in Singapore. The "bride" agreed to pay S$7,500 for the arrangement.
Le was sentenced to 7 months' jail on May 5, ICA said.
Nguyen Thi Yen, 41, found the potential "groom", and promised him a sum of money for sponsoring the Visa Pass applications. She was sentenced to 9 months' jail, with a S$3,000 fine, it added.
The "bride" and "groom" were both sentenced to six months' jail in 2013 for their role in the sham marriage.