A 26-year-old Singaporean man was arrested on 20 October 2022 for his alleged involvement in voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant in the discharge of his duty, suspected consumption of controlled drugs and possession of controlled drugs and drug paraphernalia.
2 On 20 October 2022 at about 4.50am, officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) conducted a raid at a residential unit along Petir Road, after receiving information that the man was believed to have consumed controlled drugs. Purportedly, the man had armed himself with a knife and put up a struggle to resist arrest, and four CNB officers were injured in the process. The officers continued to subdue the man despite their injuries. Three of the CNB officers were conveyed conscious to the hospital and received treatment for cuts and lacerations sustained during the operation, while the fourth officer sustained slight injuries. A knife, and items suspected to be controlled drugs and drug paraphernalia were seized at scene.
3 The man will be charged in court on 21 October 2022 with voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant in the discharge of his duty, under Section 332 of the Penal Code 1871. If convicted, the offence carries an imprisonment term of up to seven years, and a fine or caning. CNB investigations into the man’s suspected drug-related offences are ongoing.
4 The Home Team has zero tolerance towards such brazen acts of violence towards public servants who are carrying out their duties and will not hesitate to take firm action against those who blatantly disregard the law.
Photo 1 (CNB): Knife allegedly used to injure four CNB officers in a CNB raid on 20 October 2022.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
20 OCTOBER 2022