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Drug mule who transited in Singapore with 43 pellets of Ice gets 25 years’ jail and caning

Adri Anton Kalangie was sentenced to 25 years’ jail and 15 strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to importing not less than 249.99g of methamphetamine on Monday, July 17 2017 SINGAPORE – A 42-year-old Indonesian drug mule who swallowed 29 pellets of methamphetamine, inserted 10 pellets into his rectum and hid four pellets in his shorts and shoe, took a flight from China to Singapore, intending to transit to Indonesia on the same day. But at Changi Airport, Adri Anton Kalangie missed his connecting Singapore Airlines flight andRead More


Drug trafficker’s eleventh hour bid to escape the death penalty fails

Prabagaran Srivijayan was sentenced to death in 2014 for importing 22.24g of diamorphine into Singapore.  SINGAPORE: Singapore’s highest court on Thursday (Jul 13) dismissed an eleventh hour motion to halt the execution of Malaysian drug trafficker Prabagaran Srivijayan. He was sentenced to death in 2014 for importing 22.24g of diamorphine into Singapore. The 29-year-old will be hanged on Friday at dawn.   Link to this post!


CHIANG RAI — Eight drug couriers were killed and 600,000 methamphetamine pills

CHIANG RAI — Eight drug couriers were killed and 600,000 methamphetamine pills and three assault rifles seized in a clash between a ranger unit and a band of armed drug couriers near the Thai-Myanmar border in Mae Sai district on Saturday night, according to media reports. The clash occurred at about 8.30pm after a patrol of the 31st Rangers Task Force spotted a band of about 15 armed drug couriers about 2 kilometres from the border in tambon Wiang Phang Kham. When ordered to stop for a search, the couriersRead More


Metro founder’s grandson acquitted of drug trafficking charges, pleads guilty to attempted possession charges

SINGAPORE – The grandson of the man who founded Metro was acquitted in court on Friday (May 12) of the drug trafficking charges against him. After a three-day trial, District Judge Jasvender Kaur found Ong Jenn, now 41, not guilty of two counts of engaging in a conspiracy with convicted drug offender Mohamad Ismail Abdul Majid, 45, to traffic cannabis on Oct 30, 2014. But the trafficking charges were amended to two counts of attempting to be in possession of the drug – 385.1g of a cannabis mixture and 92.68gRead More


Two drug traffickers spared gallows as court amends and convicts them on lesser charge

SINGAPORE – Two Singaporean traffickers were spared capital drug charges after the High Court was not convinced they knew they had two pounds of a granular substance which contained 21.58 g of diamorphine, or pure heroin, instead of one pound of the substance as they claimed. Justice Choo Han Teck on Wednesday (May 3) amended the charge and convicted them of jointly trafficking in 10.17 g of diamorphine instead, based on the evidence from the six-day hearing held in February (2017). Ng Peng Chong, 58, a pimp, and Cheng PuehRead More


2 drug traffickers arrested, 1kg of heroin worth $64k and $3,400 in cash seized: CNB

SINGAPORE – Two suspected drug traffickers, a Malaysian and a Singaporean, were arrested by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers in the wee hours of Tuesday (April 11). About 1kg of heroin, worth an estimated $64,000, and $3,400 in cash were seized, CNB said in a news release on Tuesday. CNB officers spotted a 50-year-old Singaporean man driving his car into a carpark at Teck Whye Lane at 1.20am on Tuesday. A 37-year-old Malaysian man was then seen to board the Singaporean’s car, before alighting shortly. The Singaporean man then droveRead More


Singapore studying best practices overseas, building anti-drug coalition

Singapore is studying efforts by Finland and Iceland in getting their youth away from drugs, and in shaping and presenting messages in ways they find acceptable and accessible, said Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam. He also said the Government has been “taking an active profile internationally” and creating a “coalition of countries… which take the view that each country should decide on its drug laws”, as Singapore seeks to fend off international pressure to decriminalise drugs. Mr Shanmugam was outlining in a recent interview how Singapore adopts bestRead More


Philippines marshals troops in deadly anti-drug crackdown

The Philippines’ main antinarcotics agency signed an agreement with the military Tuesday to harness troops in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly anti-drug crackdown after he barred the national police force from carrying out the campaign to cleanse its ranks of rogue personnel. Military spokesman Col. Edgard Arevalo said that troops would only back up the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, or PDEA, which has a tiny force, in assaults against major drug suspects and in raids in far-flung areas facing insurgency and terrorism threats under the new agreement. Troops would not getRead More


Nigerian executed in Singapore

Chijioke Obioha, a 38-year-old Nigerian, has been executed in Singapore after being found guilty of drug trafficking, the local media reported on Friday. Mr. Obioha was hanged in Changi Prison early Friday morning alongside a Malaysian national who was convicted on separate drugs offenses, the Straits Times reported, quoting a statement from the country’s anti-narcotics bureau. Mr. Obioha was arrested in April 2007 after being found in possession of more than 2.6 kilograms of cannabis. The quantity surpassed the 500 grams threshold that triggers the automatic presumption of trafficking underRead More


Singaporean arrested in Bali for drug packages sent through mail

Bali security authorities arrested a Singaporean national for allegedly trying to pick up mail packages containing methamphetamine and cocaine sent through a post office and are in pursuit of a Briton allegedly related to the case. Muhammad Faliq Bin Nordin, 32, was arrested on Sept. 10 by a joint team of the Denpasar Customs Office, Bali and Nusa Tenggara Customs and Bali Police. The suspect was arrested at Renon Post Office in Denpasar where he allegedly wanted to take two mail packages sent from the Netherlands containing 100.2 grams ofRead More


Indonesia readies prison island for drug convict executions

JAKARTA -Indonesia has beefed up security at Nusa Kambangan prison island and closed it to visitors in a sign authorities are preparing to execute people convicted of drug crimes. The head of prisons in Central Java province said Tuesday that about 1,000 police have been sent to Cilacap, the town nearest the maximum security island, and that preparations on the island are complete. Indonesian officials have said 16 people will be executed this year, including citizens of Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Pakistan, though they have not confirmed any more details. SyedRead More


(UNCONFIRMED ) DRUG ALERT! CALIFORNIA FITNESS SINGAPORE – JV FITNESS PTE LTD

DRUG ALERT! CALIFORNIA FITNESS – JV FITNESS PTE LTD SHOCKING! We have been  receiving complaints and information regarding the fitness company in Singapore called California Fitness. This is a long established fitness company in Singapore providing fitness training, personal trainers, classes and advice with venues across the Republic of Singapore. Complaints flooded in when one venue closed leaving people stranded without notice and contracts being transferred without authority. YourVoice is currently investigating and co-ordinating with gym members and behind the scenes staff. Aggrieved members have consulted CASE regarding unfair treatment.Read More