'Ice' seized, eight arrested

05 Jul 2017

On 4 July 2017, a total of more than half a kilogramme of ‘Ice’ were seized in operations conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).

In the early evening of 4 July 2017, CNB officers were deployed to observe three suspected drug offenders in the vicinity of Senja Road. One of the suspects was observed heading towards a multi-storey carpark while the other two suspects headed towards a car in the vicinity. CNB officers arrested the first suspect – a 32-year-old male Singaporean, within the multi-storey carpark. A total of about 17g of ‘Ice’ were recovered from the 32-year-old male suspect.

Another party of officers arrested the two other suspects – a 30-year-old and a 33-year-old, both male Singaporeans, at the junction of Bukit Panjang Ring Road and Senja Road. About 360g of ‘Ice’ were found within a bag belonging to the 33-year-old male.

A separate party of CNB officers were deployed to conduct observation on a 29-year-old suspected drug trafficker whose hideout was in the vicinity of Yishun Avenue 11. Officers raided the unit and arrested the 29-year-old within and about 138g of ‘Ice’ were recovered from him.

Swift investigations led officers to another unit in the same vicinity. The unit was raided and four suspected drug abusers – a 23-year-old female, a 22-year-old male, a 26-year-old male and a 49-year-old male, all Singaporeans, were arrested within. About 60 g of ‘Ice’, a small amount of cannabis and two ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were recovered from within the unit.

Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested suspects are ongoing. The Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA) provides for the death penalty if the amount of methamphetamine trafficked exceeds 250g. 250g of methamphetamine is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 185 abusers for a week.

5 JULY 2017