On 31 October 2017, a total of more than 2kg of ‘Ice’ and an assortment of other drugs were seized in an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB). The entire haul of drugs is estimated to be worth more than S$216,000.
In the early evening of 31 October 2017, CNB officers were deployed in the vicinity of Petir Road to observe two suspected drug traffickers. The first suspect – a 23-year-old male Singaporean – was observed to have parked a car at a multi-storey carpark and thereafter departing from the carpark. The suspect was tailed to Jurong East, and was later arrested at his hideout in Jurong East.
Another party of CNB officers raided the Petir Road hideout of the other suspect – a 36-year-old male Singaporean – which was a unit in a private apartment. The 36-year-old suspect was arrested within the unit and a search of the unit recovered about 55g of ‘Ice’, 36g of cannabis, two ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and cash of more than S$8,800. The suspect was led to his car (parked in the apartment’s carpark) and a search of the car recovered about 78g of ketamine, 4g of ‘Ice’, 175 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 64 Erimin-5 tablets.
Both suspects were later brought to the car parked at the multi-storey carpark, and a search of the car recovered about 2kg of ‘Ice’
Investigations into the drug activities of both suspects are ongoing. The Misuse of Drugs Act 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*.
Case involving parent – children drug abuse
In a separate case on 31 October, CNB officers arrested a 37-year-old female Singaporean for suspected drug abuse and suspected drug trafficking. Preliminary investigations found that the 37-year-old female had shared ‘Ice’ with her two teenage sons (aged 15 and 16). Investigations are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
1 NOVEMBER 2017
Photo 1 (CNB): ‘Ice’ seized in CNB operation on 31 October 2017.
* This is estimated using a typical purity level of about 77%, based on drug seizures in recent years.