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M’sian suspected of drug abuse tries to bribe S’pore CNB officer with RM50 (S$16.40)

On the way to take a urine test, the suspect offered the CNB officer escorting him RM50 (S$16.40) and asked to be released.




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Singapore – A suspected drug abuser from Malaysia tried to bribe a Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officer in Singapore and was arrested for the attempt.

On July 10, at the Woodlands Checkpoint, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers were conducting their routine check on a 35-year-old man who came by bus.

Being a suspect of drug abuse, the man was transferred to CNB for further investigation and was told to take a urine test.

On the way to take the test, the suspect offered the CNB officer escorting him RM50 (S$16.40) and asked to be released.

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His attempt to bribe the officer was rejected and instead reported to a supervisor.

The case was transferred to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CIPB) for further investigation.

For a job well done, CNB director Ng Ser Song commended the CNB officer and his team and said, “The officers exemplify the Bureau’s values of professionalism and integrity, and our zero tolerance towards corruption. Any attempts to bribe our officers will be rejected and reported.”

Also included in the media release by CNB was an update on the 5-day island-wide operation wherein a total of 109 drug offenders were arrested.

The operation lasted from July 7 to 12 and the drugs estimated to be worth about S$32,000 were seized, including about 274g of new psychoactive substances (NPS), 91g of ‘Ice’, 87g of heroin, 33g of ketamine, 381 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 98 Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount of cannabis.

The areas covered during the operation included Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Chai Chee, Geylang, Punggol, Serangoon, Tampines, Woodlands, said the CNB.

“In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, on 9 July, CNB officers raided a room in a budget hotel at Lorong 22 Geylang,” said the CNB.

“Two suspected drug offenders – a 27-year-old female foreign national and a 40-year-old Singaporean male – were arrested within the unit.”

Another cause involved four suspected drug abusers, all Singaporeans, including a father and son, within the vicinity of Woodlands Rise.

CNB noted that a forced-entry was effected due to the occupants non-compliance to open the main door.

Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing, advised the CNB.

Read the full media release here.

The last island-wide operation of the CNB was on June 10 to 14, where 115 drug offenders were arrested, and drugs estimated to be worth about S$164,000 was seized.

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