Man with suspected drugs arrested for assaulting police officers
A man who assaulted two police officers was arrested on Tuesday. The 27-year-old was stopped by traffic police patrolling along Jurong Town Hall Road for failing to wear a seat belt. It was also discovered that he had an outstanding warrant of arrest.
The officers seized substances suspected to be controlled drugs, drug-related paraphernalia and a knuckleduster from his vehicle.
The man was uncooperative when his car was being checked and assaulted the officers during the arrest.
The police said in a statement: "Any person convicted of voluntarily causing hurt against public servant in the discharge of his duty can face imprisonment of up to seven years, or with a fine, or with caning, or with any combination of such punishments."
Investigations by the police and the Central Narcotics Bureau are ongoing.
- ANGELII TRISSHA MOHAN