Singapore Customs officers threatened during operations; police report filed

Singapore Customs has made a police report after two men were caught on video shouting at and threatening their officers on Jun 30.

A video of the incident was posted on All Singapore Stuff's Facebook page yesterday morning (Sep 2).

The plainclothes officers had arrested a peddler but a man was confronting them and shouting at them for not showing their pass.

He shouted at one of the officers, "You terror ah?" and "Lucky I never hammer you!"

The man taking the video also joined in to taunt the officers and threatened to post the video on YouTube.

When the officers told him to stop recording, he retorted, "Why cannot?"

The officers showed their passes to the men but this did not placate them as they continued to shout and hurl vulgarities.

In response to Stomp queries, a Singapore Customs spokesman directed Stomp to their statement posted on their Facebook page last night (Sep 2).

They wrote: "Singapore Customs is aware of a video circulating on social media showing a member of the public shouting at officers during an anti-contraband cigarette operation.

"During the operation on 30 June 2017, Singapore Customs officers arrested a peddler. Another man, who was approached by the officers, began shouting at and threatening the officers.

"Singapore Customs takes a serious view on members of the public who abuse or threaten our officers when they are carrying out enforcement operations. A police report has been made on the incident.

"Members of the public are advised to co-operate with Singapore Customs officers when they are approached during enforcement operations."

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