8 Arrested for Suspected Drug-Related Activities

28 Jul 2021

In the latest drug busts by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers on 27 July 2021, five males (comprising four Singaporean males aged between 28 and 34, and one male foreign national aged 34) and three females (comprising one Singaporean female aged 32, and two female foreign nationals aged 23 and 25) were arrested for suspected drug-related activities. A total of about 2,508g of ‘Ice’, 164g of cannabis, 7g of ketamine, 54 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 9,831 Erimin-5 tablets, five LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps, 42 baked goods and crumbs believed to be infused with cannabis, and 111 packets containing substances believed to be controlled drugs were seized during the operations that took place in multiple locations in Singapore. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth close to $749,000.

Arrests of three subjects in the vicinity of Gemmill Lane

2.         In the evening of 27 July, CNB officers arrested a 34-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Gemmill Lane. He was brought to his hideout in the same vicinity, where a 32-year-old Singaporean female was arrested therein. A search of the unit was conducted, and a total of about 2,400g of ‘Ice’, 23 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and fragments, and 9,800 Erimin-5 tablets and powder were recovered. 

3.         The 35-year-old male was also brought to a shophouse unit in the vicinity of Thomson Road, where various drug paraphernalia were recovered. 


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Various drug paraphernalia recovered from a shophouse unit in the vicinity of Thomson Road in a CNB operation on 27 July 2021.

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Photo 3 (CNB): Packets of ‘Ice’, ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, and Erimin-5 tablets strewn across the floor in a unit in the vicinity of Gemmill Lane, recovered in a CNB operation on 27 July 2021.

Arrests of six subjects in the vicinity of Chai Chee Street, Geylang East Ave 2, Lorong 41 Geylang and Marine Drive

4.         In the late evening of 27 July, CNB officers arrested a 34-year-old male foreign national in a taxi, which was stopped in the vicinity of Chai Chee Street. A search was conducted on the 34-year-old male and in the taxi. A total of about 30g of ‘Ice’, 52g of cannabis and three ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were seized. 

5.         In the same evening, a separate party of CNB officers arrested a 28-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Geylang East Ave 2. The 28-year-old male was subsequently brought to his hideout in the vicinity of Lorong 41 Geylang, where a 33-year-old Singaporean male and two female foreign nationals, aged 23 and 25, were arrested in the residential unit. A search of the unit was conducted, and a total of about 1g of ‘Ice’, 21g of cannabis, 7g of ketamine, 19 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 23 baked goods believed to be infused with cannabis, and 111 packets containing substances believed to be controlled drugs were recovered. 

6.         The 28-year-old male and 25-year-old female’s 6-month-old boy was also present in the unit. Arrangements were made to ensure that the welfare of the 6-month-old boy was taken care of, and he was subsequently placed in the safe custody of a next-of-kin.

7.         In a subsequent follow-up operation conducted on the same day, CNB officers arrested a 29-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Marine Drive. A search of the 29-year-old male’s vehicle was conducted, and a total of about 77g of ‘Ice’, 91g of cannabis, 9 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 31 Erimin-5 tablets, five LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps, and a bag of baked crumbs believed to be infused with cannabis were recovered. The 29-year-old male was later escorted to the vicinity of Lorong 23 Geylang, where 19 baked goods believed to be infused with cannabis were further recovered.

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Photo 4 (CNB): Baked goods believed to be infused with cannabis recovered from a unit in the vicinity of Lorong 41 Geylang in a CNB operation on 27 July 2021.

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Photo 5 (CNB): Packets containing substances believed to be controlled drugs recovered from a unit in the vicinity of Lorong 41 Geylang in a CNB operation on 27 July 2021.
 
8.         Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The total amount of 2,508g of ‘Ice’ seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 1,430 abusers for a week.


CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

28 July 2021