In an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on 5 October 2018, an assortment of drugs, including cannabis, ‘Ice’, ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and heroin, estimated to be worth about S$63,000 were seized and eight suspected drug offenders – all Singaporeans – were arrested.
2 In the wee hours of 5 October 2018, CNB officers raided a private apartment unit in the vicinity of Lorong 29 Geylang. Four suspects – an 18-year-old female, a 27-year-old male, a 30-year-old female and a 33-year-old male – were arrested within the unit. About 1,517g of cannabis, 257g of ‘Ice’, 246 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 58g of heroin were recovered from the unit.
3 A separate party of CNB officers then raided a unit in the vicinity of Potong Pasir Avenue 1. Forced entry was effected as the persons within refused to heed the lawful orders of the CNB officers to open the door. Officers arrested a 49-year-old male suspected drug trafficker and two suspected drug abusers – a 42-year-old male and a 52-year-old male in the unit. The 49-year-old male was suspected to be known to the two male suspects arrested at Geylang. From within the unit, officers recovered a total of about 74g of heroin, 58g of ‘Ice’, 2g of cannabis and two ‘Ecstasy’ tablets.
4 Another suspect, a 24-year-old male, was later arrested in the vicinity of the drug store in Geylang. The 24-year-old had earlier made contact through the unit’s intercom, and attempted to escape when officers approached him. He was apprehended after a short chase. Officers recovered a packet containing about 10g of ‘Ice’, which the suspect had attempted to discard while fleeing.
5 Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. 1,519g of cannabis is enough to feed the addiction of about 217 abusers for a week. 325g of ‘Ice’ is enough to feed the addiction of about 186 abusers for a week.
Photo-1 (CNB): Heroin recovered from within a suspected drug store, a unit in a private apartment, in the vicinity of Lorong 29 Geylang on 5 October 2018.
Photo-2 (CNB): Drugs (including heroin, ‘Ice’, ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, and cannabis) recovered from within a unit in the vicinity of Potong Pasir Avenue 1 on 5 October 2018.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
6 OCTOBER 2018