13 Feb '12, 4am

Man arrested for attempting to bribe police officer

Man arrested for attempting to bribe police officer

A 49-year-old man tried to bribe a police officer $50 to secure his release when he was arrested for possessing a flick knife in his baggage at Marina South Pier on Saturday. -- POSED PHOTO By Cherie Thio A 49-year-old man tried to bribe a police officer $50 to secure his release when he was arrested for possessing a flick knife in his baggage at Marina South Pier on Saturday. He entered Singapore for transit to Philippines when an x-ray screening at the custom checkpoint detected a flick knife with a blade of 7cm in his luggage. While being questioned by the duty officer, Corporal Muzaffar, the suspect offered him $50 in cash in return for his release. Corporal Muzaffar warned the suspect and rejected the bribe. He then placed him under arrest for offering gratification to a public servant and being in possession of a scheduled weapon. Police investigations are still ongo...

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