Three vice cops appeared in court today over charges they helped someone evade a checkpoint by borrowing their urine to pass a sobriety test, the anti-corruption bureau announced.
Staff Sgt. Mohamed Hafiz bin Lan, 42, is accused of replacing the urine of another man, Maung Moe Min, with his own, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau said in a statement. The alleged incident took place in August 2018 and enabled Maung to pass a urine test at the Woodlands Checkpoint.
The anti-corruption agency, which had been tipped off by the Central Narcotics Bureau about this case, did not identify Maung’s nationality nor indicate how he convinced the officers to help him out.
The other two narcotics officer suspects, Sgt. Muhammad Zuhairi bin Zainuri, 31, and Staff Sgt. Abdul Rahman bin Kadir, 43, are accused of conspiring with Hafiz.
All three were arraigned Friday on charges of intentionally obstructing justice. If found guilty, they face up to seven years in jail and fines. They were all freed on S$10,000 bonds, according to The Straits Times.
The court did not reveal Maung’s details nor the outcome of his case, the report added. It also did not reveal what the three officers had received in return.
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