In the latest drug bust by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers on 21 July 2020, 3 males (2 Singaporeans and 1 Malaysian aged between 37 and 60) were arrested for suspected drug activities. A total of about 273g of ‘Ice’, 318g of ketamine, 144 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 2 Erimin-5 tablets were seized. Cash amounting to $6,000 was also recovered during the operation that took place in multiple locations in Singapore. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth more than $66,000.
2. In the early hours of 21 July, CNB officers were deployed in the vicinity of Upper Serangoon Road to conduct observation on a meet-up involving a 50-year-old Singaporean male and 37-year-old Malaysian male. The 37-year-old was suspected to have handed over some drugs to the 50-year-old, before leaving via a motorcycle. Officers then continued to tail the 37-year-old to the vicinity of Geylang Road, before moving swiftly to arrest him at an opportune moment. A packet of ‘Ice’ (about 1g) was found in the possession of the 37-year-old.
3. A separate party of CNB officers raided a hideout located in a residential unit in the vicinity of Upper Serangoon Road and arrested the 50-year-old, along with another 60-year-old Singaporean male in the same unit. A total of about 36g of ‘Ice’, 1g of ketamine, 22 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and cash amounting to $6,000 were seized from the 50-year-old. A search was conducted in the unit and a coconut, which was used to conceal about 317g of ketamine, was found. Also recovered from the unit were 236g of ‘Ice’, 122 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 2 Erimin-5 tablets and other drug paraphernalia.
Photos - 1 and 2 (CNB): Ketamine found inside a coconut, which was seized from a unit in the vicinity of Upper Serangoon Road.
Photo - 3 (CNB): Packets of ‘Ice’ seized from a unit in the vicinity of Upper Serangoon Road.
4. Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The total amount of 273g of ‘Ice’ that had been seized in these operations is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 156 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
21 JULY 2020