SINGAPORE - Having bought some bottled sexual enhancement drugs from a street peddler in Geylang, a Chinese national booked the services of masseuses, gave them drinks laced with a high quantity of the drugs and stole from them after they passed out.
The seller had told production operator Feng Qidong that the "filled night" sexual enhancement drugs would cause unconsciousness if taken in large amounts.
Between Dec 4, 2016 and Jan 3, 2017, Feng drugged three masseuses after arranging for their massage services, and stole from two of them.
On Monday (July 10), the 35-year-old was sentenced to 34 months' jail after admitting to one count of causing hurt by means of poison and two charges of theft in dwelling.
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Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Jotham Tay told the court that on Dec 4, 2016, Feng contacted Ms Li Xueying, 35, online and arranged to meet her for massage services at a Geylang flat. He had bought a cup of soya bean milk and added about half a bottle of "filled night" into the cup, with the intention of causing the victim to fall unconscious, and subsequently stealing from her.
At about 11pm, he turned up at the apartment for the massage. After it was done, they had consensual sex. He gave Ms Li the laced soya bean milk. She drank it and fell asleep shortly after.
He searched her room and stole $4,500 and two mobile phones totalling $800, and left.
On Dec 30, he contacted Ms Wang Yanmei, 39, for massage services. Before going to the Lorong 39 Geylang apartment, he bought a cup of milk tea and added about half a bottle of "filled night" into it.
He arrived at the apartment at about 11pm and gave Ms Wang the milk tea. She fell asleep after drinking it. Feng then searched the apartment and stole $6,400 and a $100 cellphone from her.
DPP Tay said that on Jan 2 this year, Feng contacted Ms Zhou Mingcui, 30, online and arranged to meet her and Ms Zhu Shirong, 37, for massage services.
He took along two cups of laced soya bean milk, and offered the two women a cup each.
Ms Zhu drank it and felt giddy. She went to rest in one of the rooms.
Feng repeatedly insisted that Ms Zhou drink the soya bean beverage. Feeling something was amiss, Ms Zhou took a photograph of Feng and shared it with another Chinese national, who recognised him as the same person whom she had previously given a massage.
The 26-year-old recalled that she had felt dizzy and sleepy after drinking soya bean milk.
She immediately called the police and Feng was arrested.
Ms Zhu had claimed that she was unable to clearly recall the events that had taken place after drinking the soya bean milk. Her blood sample was taken and found to contain Clonazepam, which causes side effects including drowsiness, dizziness, unsteadiness, difficulty thinking or remembering, and blurred vision.
District Judge Samuel Chua, who backdated Feng's sentence to Jan 4, told him that what he did was "very dangerous". He found that Feng had meticulously planned to commit the offences against three female victims.
No restitution has been made.