Man arrested for poisoning teens with pills

PHOTO: Man arrested for poisoning teens with pills

SINGAPORE - A 22-year-old man has been arrested for tricking teenagers into consuming what is believed to be anti-constipation pills.

According to police, he randomly selected victims on Facebook, before approaching them on the pretext of being their ex-schoolmate.

He then said he needed people to test some pills for him for a school project, and enlisted their help. Through Facebook, he arranged for the boys to pick up packages of the pills at public places, such as staircases and letter boxes.

Three boys made police reports after consuming the pills and experiencing stomachaches and diarrhoea.

All three boys are from different schools and are aged between 13 to 14 years. One victim claims that three other friends were also tricked by the suspect.

If found guilty, the suspect could be jailed for up to 10 years, fined and caned.