Shanmugam lauds police officers who subdued suspected drug offender in Redhill

Police officers who arrested a suspected drug offender in Redhill last month have been lauded for staying professional and calm by Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam.

Stomper Sufian previously alerted Stomp a video of the Sep 29 incident, in which the 34-year-old man can be seen being pinned down by police officers.

The police told Stomp that the man had fled when officers asked for his identity during a check.

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Despite repeated warnings, he continued to struggle and refused to comply with officers' instructions after being detained.

The man, who was found with controlled drugs and drug paraphernalia in his possession, was subsequently arrested.

In a Facebook post on Friday (Oct 19), Mr Shanmugam said he met Staff Sergeant Regina Ng, one of the officers in the video, during a visit to Clementi Police Division.

Sharing a link to Stomp's report about the incident, Mr Shanmugam wrote: "Regina and fellow officers were professional throughout the incident, kept their cool. They did well."

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Netizens also acknowledged the police's efforts and praised them for a job well done.