Home Briefs: 7 who helped accident victim get free trip

7 who helped accident victim get free trip

Seven of the people who helped free a South Korean man pinned under a truck in July have been rewarded with a trip to South Korea.

They were hosted to lunch by the Korean Association in Singapore on Tuesday, given certificates and rewarded with a five-day trip sponsored by Asiana Airlines. About 30 people had helped Mr Kim Sung Mo, 35, on July 22. Footage of the rescue went viral.

Sex drugs worth $150,000 seized

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) have seized sexual enhancement drugs with an estimated street value of $150,000 from a storage unit in Geylang. In a joint operation on Tuesday, HSA and ICA officers detained a 23-year-old male Chinese national who was seen carrying a parcel into a storage facility in Geylang. The officers raided the unit and seized about 50,000 units of the drugs.

Higher PSI due to fires in Sumatra

The slightly hazy conditions in Singapore since yesterday afternoon was caused by smoke from fires in Sumatra, the National Environment Agency said yesterday.

The 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) was between 62 and 68 - in the moderate range - as at 7pm yesterday. The NEA said the figure may rise today, but activities can go on as usual.

The 24-hour PSI is expected to be in the high-end of the moderate range today, and may climb to the low-end of the unhealthy range, it said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 20, 2015, with the headline 'Home Briefs: 7 who helped accident victim get free trip'. Print Edition | Subscribe