43-year-old man pinned down and arrested by Police at Tampines Bus Interchange over alleged drug offence

Submitted by Stomper Abg Adi

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A 43-year-old man was arrested for a drug-related offence at Tampines Bus Interchange yesterday (Sep 19) at around 12.50pm.

Stomper Abg Adi was at the interchange when the incident took place and alerted Stomp to what happened.

In a telephone interview, he said that he first saw three police officers from the Transport Security Command (TransCom) screening the man. A fourth officer arrived shortly after.

They were asking the man questions and checking his pockets as well as a black plastic bag he was holding.

According to the Stomper, the officers then found what appeared to be a tube in his pocket.

The man tried to run away following the discovery of the item, but hit a counter of a nearby shop and fell onto the ground.

The TransCom officers held him down subsequently. 

Videos taken by the Stomper show the officers on top of the man. 

Shouting can be heard as they were restraining the individual, but the source is unclear.

The man was later handcuffed and helped onto his feet by the officers before being taken away.

Said a police spokesman in response to a Stomp query:

"On Sep 19, 2017, at 12.51pm, the police were patrolling when they came across an incident at Tampines Interchange.

"A 43-year-old man was arrested for a drug-related offence and the case was referred to the Central Narcotics Bureau for investigations."