Five Suspected Drug Offenders Arrested

05 Jul 2022

          Officers from Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested five Singaporean men, aged between 48 and 58, for suspected drug activities on 4 July 2022. A total of about 1,062g of ‘Ice’, 147g of heroin and 1g of cannabis, with a total estimated street value of $223,000, were seized during the operation. The seizure of 1,062g of ‘Ice’ can feed the addiction of about 600 abusers for a week.

2.           In the late afternoon of 4 July, CNB officers raided a residential unit in the vicinity of Jalan Bukit Merah. Forced entry was effected as the suspected drug offenders had refused to heed the lawful orders of CNB officers to open the door, and the five men were arrested. About 39g of ‘Ice’ and 9g of heroin, along with cash amounting to $6,000, were recovered from the 57-year-old man, who was the registered occupant of the unit. About 31g of heroin was recovered from the 58-year-old man, and a small amount of ‘Ice’ was also recovered from the 55-year-old man. A search of the unit was conducted, and about 1,023g of ‘Ice’, 107g of heroin, 1g of cannabis and various drug paraphernalia were seized from various locations in the unit.

CNB drug bust 5 July 2022

CNB drug bust 5 July 2022

Photos 1 and 2 (CNB):
 Packets of ‘Ice’ recovered from a toilet bowl and drainage trap of a toilet in the vicinity of Jalan Bukit Merah in a CNB operation conducted on 4 July 2022.

CNB drug bust 5 July 2022

Photo 3 (CNB): Various drug paraphernalia strewn across a residential unit in the vicinity of Jalan Bukit Merah, where five suspected drug offenders were arrested in a CNB operation on 4 July 2022.

CNB drug bust 5 July 2022

Photo 4 (CNB): Some of the controlled drugs seized from a residential unit in the vicinity of Jalan Bukit Merah in a CNB operation conducted on 4 July 2022.

3.         Under Section 5 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, it is an offence for a person, on his or her own behalf, or on behalf of any other person, whether or not that other person is in Singapore, to traffic in a controlled drug, offer to traffic in a controlled drug; or to do or offer to do any act preparatory to or for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled drug. If a person is found guilty of trafficking more than 15g of pure heroin (diamorphine) or 250g of methamphetamine, he or she may face the mandatory death penalty.

4.           Investigations into the suspects’ drug activities are ongoing.

 

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

5 July 2022