Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officer rejected bribe of more than S$13,000

18 Jun 2013

A Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officer rejected a bribe of about S$13,300 offered by a suspected drug abuser desperate to get off the hook.

On 16 Jun 2013, at about 11.55pm, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at Woodlands Checkpoint stopped a Singaporean Chinese male for a routine check at the Arrival car zone and the 48-year-old was subsequently referred to CNB for follow-up investigation into an offence of suspected drug abuse.

At the CNB office at Woodlands Checkpoint, while waiting for his urine test to be conducted, the suspected drug abuser attempted to offer all the money in his possession as bribes to a male CNB officer. The suspect had about S$13,300 in both Singapore and Malaysia currency combined.

The CNB officer rejected the bribe and a police report was lodged. The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) is currently investigating this case. The suspect will also be investigated for drug consumption charges.

Director CNB Mr Ng Ser Song praised the CNB officer for his honesty, saying, “This officer exemplifies the Bureau’s values of professionalism and integrity, and our zero tolerance towards corruption. We will report any attempts to bribe our officers.”

18 JUNE 2013