2 Singaporeans charged with drug offences in KL

2 Singaporeans charged with drug offences in KL
Concert-goers at the Future Music Festival Asia in KL.

Two Singaporeans have been charged in Kuala Lumpur with drug-related offences after being caught at the Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) last Friday.

The New Paper understands that another Singaporean, a woman, was released on police bail the same day.

They were among the 15 foreigners and 14 Malaysians arrested at Bukit Jalil National Stadium after six Malaysian concert-goers died of suspected drug overdoses on Friday.

The Cheras police chief, Assistant Commissioner (AC) Mohan Singh Tara Singh, told TNP yesterday that the two Singaporeans were charged with drug-related offences in court yesterday morning.

One of them was charged with drug consumption as the urine sample was found to contain traces of amphetamines. The other Singaporean was charged with drug possession and was allegedly found with cannabis.

In a release, AC Singh said that in all, 15 people - Malaysians and foreigners - have been charged in court.

Twelve are now out on police bail while two others were freed.

The FMFA was cancelled on Saturday - the last day of the event.

An estimated 85,000 people had to miss the night's scheduled performances from Grammy winners Pharrell Williams and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

The police release also updated the number of people who had to be rushed to hospital on Friday for suspected drug overdoses from 15 to 16.


Six discharged

AC Singh said that six of them had been discharged, including three Singaporeans and an Iranian.

Ten others, including eight Singaporeans, are still warded at the University Malaya Medical Centre, the University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre and other hospitals.


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