Man Arrested and Found with 50,000 Condoms
Song Bowen, 27, was arrested for selling unregistered contraceptive pills to an undercover cop — twice in the same day. After his arrest, police discovered he was in possession of 50,000 condoms. Police also seized Levonorgestrel, a medication used as emergency contraception and only available by prescription. Patients may only take four pills in a month; Song was found with 30 tablets.
The Health Services Authority (HSA), a governing body in Singapore declared the condoms and pills “unregistered health products.” Song was caught through a sting operation carried out by the Serious Sexual Crime Branch of the Criminal Investigation Department. An undercover officer approached him to purchase the pills. After the transaction, the officer texted Song again for a second transaction. When they met up, the police arrested him.
Ultimately, Song was fined $32,500. He was allowed to pay half upfront and the remaining balance over 12 months. Under Singapore law, he faced two years in jail and a $50,000 fine. The condoms and pills were ordered to be destroyed by the HSA. Song works at an engineering company, attends classes part-time at Singapore University of Social Sciences, and supports a fiancee and child currently located in China.