Ex-drug Trafficker pleaded guilty for armed robbery

A former drug trafficker who stole a motorcycle to conduct armed robbery pleaded guilty to his offences this morning in court.

Koh Koon Hong entered Yong Sheng Goldsmith shop at New Upper Changi Road with two other accomplices on April 23 with a 45 cm long knife to rob the shop.

They removed S$850,000 worth of jewellery and walked to the rear of the shop where they had parked two stolen motorcycles and escaped on them.

The loot was subsequently sold off for S$510,000.

The Police caught Koh on April 27.

His two accomplices are at large overseas.

Koh has been in and out for jail for the last 10 years for various offences.

His last brush with the law was in 2003 when he was sentenced to eight years’ jail and 10 strokes of the cane for three drug trafficking offences.

The court called for a corrective training report on him.

He will appear in court again on September 23. 

Source: Channel NewsAsia, 2nd September 2010

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