In the late hours of 21 October 2019, based on information provided by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), a 34-year-old Malaysian male suspect was stopped by officers from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) at Woodlands Checkpoint for a search. CNB and ICA officers found about 1,041g of ‘Ice’ and 198 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets concealed in the air filter box in the bonnet.
Photo-1 (CNB): Drugs found concealed in air filter box of car driven by 34-year-old Malaysian male suspect, arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint on 21 October 2019.
Photo-2 (CNB): ‘Ecstasy’ and ‘Ice’ found concealed in air filter box of car driven by 34-year-old Malaysian male suspect, arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint on 21 October 2019.
2 Following the arrest of the 34-year-old Malaysian, CNB officers moved swiftly to arrest another suspected drug trafficker, a 47-year-old Singaporean male, at his workplace, located in the vicinity of Jalan Sultan. About 25g of ‘Ice’ was found on the suspect, and a straw of heroin found within the suspect’s car.
3 CNB officers then brought the 47-year-old suspect to his hideout, located in the vicinity of Lorong 4 Geylang, whereupon a search of the premises found a total of about 8g of ketamine, 622g of ‘Ice’, 1,572g of cannabis, 296 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 1,703 Erimin-5 tablets. A 46-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug abuser was also arrested at the premises.
Photo-3 (CNB): Bundle containing ‘Ice’, found within hideout of 47-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker, on 22 October 2019.
4 CNB officers then followed up with a raid at another suspected drug trafficker’s hideout in the vicinity of Tampines Avenue 9. CNB officers effected forced entry into the unit as the suspect, a 46-year-old Singaporean male, refused to comply with lawful orders given by the officers. From within the unit, CNB officers found a small amount of heroin and ketamine, 11g of ‘Ice’, 57g of new psychoactive substances, 61g of cannabis, 10 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 11 Erimin-5 tablets. CNB officers also searched the suspect’s car and found about 14g of ketamine, 51g of ‘Ice’, nine ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 23 Erimin-5 tablets within the car.
Photo-4 (CNB): Metal gate which was cut during forced entry by CNB, in CNB operation on 21-22 October 2019.
5 Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The estimated worth of the drugs seized in this operation is about S$223,000. The 1,750g of ‘Ice’ seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 1,000 abusers for a week. The 1,633g of cannabis seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 233 abusers for a week. CNB is committed to keeping the streets of Singapore safe from drugs. CNB will continue to mount regular sustained operations against drug traffickers and abusers alike, to keep the streets of Singapore drug-free.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
22 OCTOBER 2019