A 28-year-old man who left a baby in critical condition at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) on 24 August 2019 has been arrested in a joint operation mounted by the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).
On 24 August 2019, the man left an unconscious baby at SGH and left the premises. A search was immediately conducted and the Police intercepted the man’s car along Kampong Bahru Road towards Lower Delta Road, where he subsequently fled on foot. Suspected drug-related paraphernalia was subsequently found in his car.
Following a three-day joint operation and intensive follow-up investigations, the Police and CNB managed to identify his possible hideout in the vicinity of Woodlands Street 13, and the man was arrested on 26 August 2019. CNB officers also recovered 19g of ‘Ice’ and several drug-related paraphernalia from the residential unit.
Investigations against the 28-year-old man for drug-related offences, which include drug consumption, as well as for child abuse, are ongoing. He is also assisting with investigations into traffic-related offences. The baby is receiving medical attention.
Anyone convicted for the offence of Child Abuse under Section 5(2)(a) of the Children and Young Persons Act, Chapter 38 shall be punished with an imprisonment term not exceeding four years or a fine not exceeding $4000, or both.
Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, any person convicted of drug consumption may face a maximum of ten years’ imprisonment or a $20,000 fine, or both.
Source: Singapore Police Force