Malaysian drug suspect under investigation for offering RM50 bribe to CNB officer

While being escorted by a male CNB officer for a urine test, the suspect made the bribe offer in hopes of being released. (PHOTO: Getty Creative)

SINGAPORE — Hoping to be let off the hook, a suspected drug abuser offered a Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officer RM50 (S$16.50) on Wednesday (10 July).

The 35-year-old Malaysian man had arrived by bus at the Woodlands Checkpoint, said the CNB in a news release on Friday. He was then referred to the CNB for investigation by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers during a routine check.

While being escorted by a male CNB officer for a urine test, the Work Permit Holder made the bribe offer in the hope of being released. “The CNB officer promptly rejected the bribe and reported the bribery attempt to his supervisor,” said the release.

The case has since been referred to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) for further investigation.

“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,” said CNB director Ng Ser Song.

More Singapore stories:

Father and son among 109 suspected drug offenders arrested in 5-day CNB operation

COMMENT: Don't stop talking about privilege in Singapore

LTA carried out more than 4,600 enforcement operations in first half of 2019