In two separate operations conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on 16 May 2019, a large assortment of drugs was seized and six men, all Singaporeans, were arrested. The estimated worth of the drugs seized from the two operations is nearly S$100,000.
Drug traffickers arrested at Tanjong Pagar & Upper Boon Keng
2 In the evening of 16 May, CNB received information on an impending drug transaction in the vicinity of Tanjong Pagar. CNB officers who were deployed in the area spotted two suspected drug traffickers met up and parted ways shortly after. The first suspect, a 38-year-old, returned to his residence in the same vicinity, and the other suspect, a 44-year-old, departed the vicinity in a taxi. A team of CNB officers arrested the 44-year-old when the taxi came to a stop along Victoria Street. About 32g of ‘Ice’ and an improvised drug-smoking apparatus were recovered from the suspect. A separate team of officers raided the residence of the 38-year-old suspect and arrested the man within the unit. About 7g of ‘Ice and some drug-taking utensils were recovered from the suspect. The 38-year-old was then escorted to the lift lobby on the 16th floor of the block, where officers recovered about 5g of cannabis and four fragmented ‘Ecstasy’ tablets from the dry riser in the suspect’s presence. A 39-year-old suspected drug abuser was also arrested in the vicinity of the block.
Photo-1 (CNB): Drugs concealed at dry riser, in CNB operation on 16 May 2019.
3 Later in the evening, CNB officers raided a unit in the vicinity of Upper Boon Keng Road and arrested a 45-year-old suspect within the unit. The suspect is believed to be associated with the 38-year-old arrested earlier. About 23g of ‘Ice’, 29 Erimin-5 tablets, 19 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and a small amount of ketamine and new psychoactive substances (NPS) were recovered from within the unit.
Photo-2 (CNB): Drugs recovered from a unit in vicinity of Upper Boon Keng Road, in CNB operation on 16 May 2019.
Large assortment of drugs seized in Bishan
4 In a separate operation the same evening, CNB officers raided a unit in the vicinity of Bishan Street 12 and arrested a 30-year-old suspect and a 33-year-old suspect therein. About 153g of synthetic cannabis, 16 Erimin-5 tablets, 15 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, a small amount of ‘Ice’ and some drug utensils were recovered from within the unit.
5 Prior to the arrest, officers spotted one of the suspects disposing something down the rubbish chute. Both suspects were brought to the chute bin on the ground level and a total of about 518g of ‘Ice’, 39g of ketamine, 953 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 260 Erimin-5 tablets and some drug-taking utensils were recovered from within a plastic bag in the chute bin.
Photo-3 (CNB): Drugs within a plastic bag, found in rubbish chute bin, in CNB operation on 16 May 2019.
6 Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. 580g of ‘Ice’, the amount seized in the operations, is enough to feed the addiction of about 331 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
17 MAY 2019