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Singapore man in Shangri-La Hotel shooting sentenced to 8 years in jail

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-06-15 20:10

SINGAPORE - One of the Singaporeans accused in a shooting incident near the Shangri-La Hotel on May 31 was sentenced to eight years in prison and three strokes of the cane for drug trafficking, local media reported on Monday.

Mohamed Ismail, a 31-year-old cleaner, was convicted of two counts of enhanced possession of drugs and one count of consumption of morphine. He was facing a total of 10 charges.

Muhammad Syahid Mohamed Yasin, 26, faced nine charges, including drug possession, drug consumption and instigating a rash act. He will plead guilty on Wednesday.

The two men were accused of drug trafficking. Deputy Public Prosecutor Yang Ziliang said three packets of granular substances and two packets of crystalline substances were found on Ismail after they were arrested.

The duo, along with driver Mohamad Taufik Zahar, were in a car that crashed through a checkpoint near the place where the Shangri- La Dialogue was taking place on May 31. The driver, who allegedly accelerated the car toward police officers, was shot dead by police at the scene.

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