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Updated: 09/02/2014 00:00 | By Channel NewsAsia

Man arrested for fighting tries to bribe police with cigarettes

Man arrested for fighting tries to bribe police with cigarettes


Man arrested for fighting tries to bribe police with cigarettes

SINGAPORE: Police arrested two men for fighting near Kim Chuan Road, at about 4:40pm on Sunday (Aug 31). The suspects are aged 40 and 44.

They were spotted by Voluntary Special Constable (VSC) Corporal Jeremy Koh and Special Constable (SC) Sergeant Allan Tay, who proceeded to question them. A news release from the Singapore Police Force on Monday said during the interview, the 44-year-old man attempted to bribe the officers by offering them two unopened packets of cigarettes, but that this bribe was "flatly rejected".

Both suspects will be charged in court on Tuesday and could be fined up to one year, and fined S$5,000 for fighting. The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) will also be investigating the 44-year-old suspect for attempting to bribe the police officers. 

Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Lian Ghim Hua, Commander of Ang Mo Kio Police Division, commended both officers for their integrity in rejecting the bribe. "Their act is a testament to the high level of integrity in the Singapore Police Force," he said. 

VSC Corporal Jeremy Koh and SC/Sergeant Allan Tay (Photo: Singapore Police Force) - CNA/ly

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