In an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on 16 February 2021, two Singaporeans and one Malaysian were arrested for suspected drug activities. A total of about 3,720g of heroin, 813g of ‘Ice’, 2,934g of cannabis, and one Erimin-5 tablet were seized during the operation that took place in multiple locations in Singapore, along with cash amounting to $9,370. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth close to $401,000.
2. In the evening of 16 February 2021, CNB officers raided a residential unit in the vicinity of Edgedale Plains. The occupant, a 24-year-old Singaporean male drug offender, refused CNB officers entry into the unit and attempted to evade arrest by scaling out of the window of the unit located on the seventeenth storey. He was subsequently pulled to safety by CNB officers. A search was conducted in the unit, and a total of six packets containing about 776g of ‘Ice’ and two blocks weighing about 1,914g of cannabis were seized.
Photo 1 (CNB): ‘Ice’ and cannabis seized from a residential unit in the vicinity of Edgedale Plains on a CNB operation on 16 February 2021.
3. In another phase of the operation, a separate party of CNB officers arrested a 28-year-old Singaporean female and 32-year-old Malaysian male in the vicinity of Balestier Road. Both the 28-year-old female and 32-year-old male were escorted to their hotel room in the same vicinity, where a search was conducted. A total of eight packets containing about 3,720g of heroin, four packets containing about 37g of ‘Ice’, three packets and blocks containing about 1,020g of cannabis, and one Erimin-5 tablet were seized in the room, along with cash amounting to $9,370.
Photos 2 and 3 (CNB): Illicit drugs seized from a hotel in the vicinity of Balestier Road on a CNB operation on 16 February 2021.
Photo 4 (CNB): Eight packets containing about 3,720g of heroin seized during a CNB operation on 16 February 2021.
4. Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The total amount of drugs seized in the operation is sufficient to feed 1,770 heroin abusers, 460 ‘Ice’ abusers and 420 cannabis abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
17 February 2021