The Singapore Police Force (SPF), supported by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), have arrested five men and one woman, aged between 20 and 53, in a joint operation conducted on 30 and 31 August 2019.
2 On 30 August 2019 at about 1.25am, the Police were alerted to a case of assault with weapon along Geylang Road. Two men, aged 24 and 26, sustained serious injuries and were conveyed to the hospital.
3 Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identities and possible locations of the suspects. During the joint operation, three men, aged 20, 37 and 53, were arrested on 30 and 31 August 2019. In the arrest of the 37-year-old man along East Coast Park Service Road on 30 Aug 2019, about 318g of ‘Ice’, 241 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 109g of cannabis, 60 Erimin-5 tablets, 46g of ketamine, drug utensils, a weighing scale and cash amounting to S$5,920 were seized. From within the hotel room in the vicinity of Jalan Sultan where the 53-year-old man was arrested on 31 Aug 2019, about 5g of ‘Ice’ and five ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were recovered. A subsequent search by CNB officers of his hideout in the vicinity of North Bridge Road saw the recovery of about 166g ‘Ice’, 75 Erimin-5 tablets, 25 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 25g ketamine, improvised drug utensils and two weighing scales.
4 During the operation, another two men and one woman, aged between 20 and 32, were arrested for suspected drug-related offences.
5 The 32-year-old woman and the two men, aged 37-year-old and 53-year-old, have been charged in court on 31 August 2019 for drug trafficking. Investigations against the remaining suspects are ongoing. Anyone found guilty for the offence of voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous weapon under Section 324 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, may be punished with an imprisonment for a term which may extend to 7 years, or with fine, or with caning, or with any combination of such punishments.
6 489g of ‘Ice’ is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 280 abusers in a week. The drugs seized in this operation is worth more than S$67,000.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
1 SEPTEMBER 2019