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SINGAPORE: A 56-year-old man wanted on drug trafficking charges was arrested in Malaysia last month and handed over to Singaporean authorities on Sunday (16 April).

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Singaporean man on suspicion of being involved in supplying and trafficking or selling drugs to accomplices in Singapore.

A Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) investigation into a drug trafficking case in October 2020 uncovered the involvement of a man.

Entry records show that the 56-year-old man has been absent from Singapore since 19 November 2018, and CNB has asked foreign officials for information on his whereabouts.

The man was arrested by the Royal Malaysian Police’s Narcotics and Crime Investigation Department on March 31 and was handed over to CNB on Sunday.

Another man involved in the incident was charged with trafficking 253g of methamphetamine.

Senior Deputy Director General of CNB (Operations) Leon Chan thanked his Malaysian counterpart for helping bring the suspect back to Singapore.

“Illicit drug trafficking and abuse is a transnational problem that requires close cooperation with international law enforcement agencies.

“Drug traffickers looking to escape Singapore’s law enforcement by hiding abroad will find there is no safe haven.”

A 56-year-old man will be charged with drug trafficking on Monday. He could face the death penalty if convicted. Man arrested in Malaysia on drug trafficking charges handed over to Singapore authorities

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