Tangaraju Suppiah: Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, Singapore, Killed

Tangaraju Suppiah: Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, Singapore, Funeral, Profession, Obituary, Drug Trafficker, Career, Killed, Wife, Nationality, Family: Tangaraju Suppiah (1977 – 26 April 2023) was a Singaporean drug trafficker. He was a Singaporean. Suppiah was born in the year 1977 the date is not available. He was accused in February 2014 of supporting the drug trafficking of about 1 kg (2.2 lb) of cannabis (also known as marijuana). Prior to his arrest in 2014, Tangaraju had been to imprisoned many times for consuming marijuana and other marijuana offences.

Tangaraju Suppiah
Tangaraju Suppiah

Suppiah was said to be a marijuana user since he was 12 years old. He was found culprit and sentenced to death on 9 October 2018. The trial court found that he conspired with another person to deliver the drug as confirmed by the circumstantial evidence against Tangaraju. At the time of death, he was 46 years old.

Tangaraju Suppiah Education, Qualifications

Tangaraju took his early school education at the Merlimau Primary School in Singapore. However, he did not like studying at all. He dropped out the school after the 5th standard.

Tangaraju Suppiah Nationality, Citizenship, Religion

Tangaraju Suppiah was a singaporian from Indian origin. He was a follower of the Hinduism religion.

Tangaraju Suppiah Family, Siblings, Wife, Girlfriend, Marriage

Tangaraju Suppiah’s father was Suppiah, and his mother was Letchumi. His mother used to work as a cleaner and was employed by the Singapore government. He had two siblings a brother named Ramesh and a sister named Leelavathy. Tangaraju Suppiah was unmarried. His grandmother used to work as a gardener for Jurong Town Corporation.

Tangaraju Suppiah
Tangaraju Suppiah

Tangaraju had two nieces named Subhashini and Thaadshayani Ilango. He had three nephews whose name was Rishi Kumar, Sanjay Sakthi, and Sharan Kumar respectively. His brother-in-law’s name was Ilango. He had two uncles named Annamalai and Sam.

Tangaraju Suppiah Relationships/Affairs

Tangaraju was single and never married someone

Tangaraju Suppiah Drug Trafficker

Tangaraju was first imprisoned in a juvenile detention centre at the age of 14. When he was 16 years old, he was transferred to an adult prison as he was found consuming cannabis while he was on parole from the Juvenile centre. He came out on parole in 2013 after serving 5 years and three months out of 8 years sentence.

His uncle Mandaran helped him financially to open a small minimart (provision shop), which he used to run with the help of his sister after release from jail. During his parole, he had to undergo weekly urine tests. Once he missed a urine test, he was arrested in January 2014. However, he was soon released but when his name popped up during the investigation of another case, he was arrested and put on remand.

Tangaraju Suppiah Arrest, Killed

The 2013 case became the case for which he was punished with a death sentence. In 2013, Mogan Valo, a Malaysian, was looking for work in Singapore. One of his familiar people named Selva gave Valo gave him a phone number, and when he called on the number, he was offered a job at a minimart which was run by Suppiah and his sister. Valo saved that phone number as “India” as he thought that the person was speaking English with an Indian accent.

He later saved another number of the same person with the name ‘India. jus’. Selva asked Valo on 5 September 2013 to drop off ‘Ya Lei’ (leaves in Tamil, which Valo understood as Cannabis) to the Indian person he had earlier talked to. Valo was also paid in advance $900 and the drop point for the drug was decided as the car parking of the PSA Vista office building at Pasir Panjang or at the McDonald’s outlet at West Coast Park. At 9:00 pm on 6 September 2013, he entered Singapore via Woodlands Checking Point with his female partner Salina Binte Salim and drove towards Pasir Panjang.

However, he felt that he was being followed by cops and tried to flee Singapore via the Tuas Checkpoint where he was stopped by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officials. While checking his black Proton Persona car with the registration number JNV 6167, officials found 1017.9 grams of marijuana. He got arrested around 10 pm. During interrogation, Valo disclosed that he was assigned to supply drugs to another Indian person and he also revealed the Indian person’s physical appearance as a man in his 30s, about 1.76 meters of height long fringe haircut, wearing gold jewellery, and driving a white van.

Tangaraju Suppiah Net Worth

Tangaraju’s estimated net worth is not known yet.

Here is a full bio of Tangaraju Suppiah, his age, birthday, birthplace, zodiac, nationality, ethnicity, religion, caste, address, parents, father, mother, siblings, sister, brother, relationship status, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, children, career, hobbies, height, weight, body measurement, eye colour, hair colour, nickname, killed, funeral, Singapore, parents, obituary, drug trafficker, net worth and more.

Information Table About Tangaraju Suppiah

Name Tangaraju Suppiah
Nickname Appu
Gender Male
Profession Criminal (Drug Trafficker)
Height (approx.) in meters- 1.78 metre

in feet inches- 5’10”

Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 70 kg

in pounds– 154 lbs

Figure Measurements (approx.) Not Known
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Date of Birth 1977
Age (as of 2023) 46 Years Old
Birth Place Taman Jurong, Singapore
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Not Known
Nationality Singaporean
Hometown Taman Jurong, Singapore
School Merlimau Primary School, Singapore
College/University Not Known
Educational Qualification Not Known
Religion Hinduism.
Ethnicity Not Known
Caste Not Known
Address Not Known
Hobbies/Interests Not Known
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Not Known
Sexuality Not Known
Parents Father: Suppiah

Mother: Letchumi

Siblings Brother: Ramesh

Sister: Leelavathy

Former Husband/Wife/Spouse Not Known
Children Not Known
Net Worth Not Known

Social Media Handle


Lesser Known Facts About Tangaraju Suppiah

  • Tangaraju Suppiah was a Singaporean drug trafficker of Indian origin who was executed on 26 April 2023 for planning to smuggle 1 kg of cannabis.
  • He was raised by his mother and lived in a single-room house during his childhood.
  • At the age of 14, he was sent to a children’s correctional facility on the charges of drug possession.
  • He was released on parole with the condition that he had to undergo urine tests every week. In January 2014, he was arrested after missing a few urine tests since September 2013.
  • Since he assumed that the accent of the person was Indian, he saved the number as ‘India’.
  • When Valo called on the number, he was offered a job at a minimart in Tuas, Singapore.


1) What was Tangaraju’s age?

He is 46 years old.

2) Who is he?

He is a Singaporean drug trafficker of Indian origin.

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