Singapore Police officers shot dead a drug smuggler suspect and arrested two others in the same car at Shangri La Hotel at 4.36am this morning (May 31) after the vehicle crashed through police barricades endangering the lives of the police officers.

The trio was earlier stopped at a Police vehicular checkpoint set up along Ardmore Park. When asked to open the car boot for checks, the driver suddenly accelerated the vehicle towards Anderson Road. Despite Police warnings to stop, the driver continued to crash through Police barricades, endangering the lives of the officers. Police opened fire at the vehicle to stop further danger. The vehicle subsequently stopped at the junction of Orange Grove Road and Anderson Road.
Substances believed to be drugs were found on one of the persons detained.

Substances believed to be drugs were found on one of the persons detained.

Police are in control of the situation. Orange Grove Road, Anderson Road and Ardmore Park are temporarily closed to facilitate police operations. Members of public are advised to stay away from the area.

Due to the ongoing Shangri-La Dialogue, security measures including vehicle and person check points have been put in place in the vicinity of the Shangri-La hotel.

This press release was made at 8am this morning.

Photo from Singapore Police
Photo from Singapore Police