Man arrested for drug-related offences after attempting to escape from police at Tampines

A 43-year-old man was arrested for suspected drug-related offences and the case was referred to the Central Narcotics Bureau for investigations.VIDEO: MOHAMED FAHMI

SINGAPORE - Mr Mohamed Fahmi was tucking into an ice cream cone from McDonald's at Tampines Bus Interchange on Tuesday (Sept 19) when he noticed police officers stop a man who was behaving suspiciously.

"I went to eat my ice cream and stood at a corner to see what they were doing," the 41-year-old told The Straits Times.

"They were checking his plastic bag, then they asked if they could check his pocket," he said.

Mr Fahmi, who works in IT support, said the man did not let the police check his pocket. Another police officer arrived, with four in total cornering him and asking to check his pocket.

The man broke into a run suddenly, but ran into an advertisement board.

He was pinned down by the officers and handcuffed - a process that Mr Fahmi captured on video.

The police told ST that police officers were patrolling when they came across an incident at Tampines Bus Interchange.

"A 43-year-old man was arrested for suspected drug-related offences and the case was referred to the Central Narcotics Bureau for investigations," said the police spokesman.