South Korean woman charged with bribing police not to arrest her for prostitution

Hwang Eunmi, 37, had allegedly offered them cash amounting to $1,550.
Hwang Eunmi, 37, had allegedly offered them cash amounting to $1,550.PHOTO: ST GRAPHICS

SINGAPORE - A South Korean woman was charged in court on Friday with allegedly bribing five police officers not to arrest her for prostitution.

Hwang Eunmi, 37, had allegedly offered them cash amounting to $1,550.

The offer was rejected by the officers, who reported her to the Corrupt Practices Investigations Bureau (CPIB).

In a statement, the CPIB said: "Singapore adopts a zero tolerance approach towards corruption."

It added that it takes a serious view of any corrupt practices and will not hesitate to take action against any party involved in such acts.

If convicted, Hwang will be fined up to $100, 000, sentenced to up to five years' jail or both.

nghuiwen@sph.com.sg