Men nabbed for stealing cough syrup

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested two brothers, aged 21 and 35, who are believed to have broken into a clinic and stolen a large amount of cough syrup and cash.

The police said they were alerted on Monday morning to a break-in at a clinic in Ghim Moh Road. Cough mixture and cash were stolen from the clinic.

Officers detained one of the brothers in Bukit Panjang on Wednesday, and found bottles of the clinic's cough syrup and up to $5,000 in his possession, they said yesterday.

They arrested the older brother in Clementi subsequently.

The police said that the men are believed to have broken into the clinic through a rear window, and had been selling the cough mixture.

The remaining cough mixture and cash of $7,000 were seized.

The brothers will be charged in court today. If convicted, they may be jailed for up to 14 years.

This article was first published on June 20, 2014.
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