Vocal instructor jailed and caned for organising sex-and-drug parties
A vocal instructor who is HIV-positive organised sex-and-drug parties and also sold Ice on the side to pay for the medical treatment of his Aids condition.
Tommy Lim Yong Thong's days of partying and pushing drugs are now over. He was sentenced on Friday to 5 1/2 years in jail and six strokes of the cane. He pleaded guilty to trafficking and consuming drugs and planning the drug-fuelled gatherings.
Lim, who worked at a music school, was arrested with two other men by officers of the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) at 1pm on May 26 this year. He was then with Diego Mark Jason Solares, 29, and De Tomas Camerino Efren Jr, 33, both Filipino nationals, in a room at the Furama Riverfront Hotel. More than 40g of Ice, the street name for methamphetamine, was found in the room.
Later that day, CNB officers returned to the hotel to raid the room of Coert Isaac Stanley Parree, 42, and found Ice and an improvised pipe. The Dutch national was then a flight attendant with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.