Slightly after noon time of 2 January 2020, officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested a 39-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker along Pasir Ris Drive 1. The suspect was earlier tailed from the vicinity of Woodlands Drive 50. A search of the car he was driving recovered 2,009 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 4,000 Erimin-5 tablets within. CNB officers then raided the suspect’s residential unit in the vicinity of Compassvale Lane, where cash amounting to S$16,250 was found.
Photo-1 (CNB): 4,000 Erimin-5 tablets, found within car driven by 39-year-old suspected drug trafficker, who was arrested by CNB on 2 January 2020.
Photo-2 (CNB): Car driven by 39-year-old suspected drug trafficker, who was arrested by CNB on 2 January 2020.
2. In a follow-up operation on the morning of 3 January, CNB officers arrested another suspected drug trafficker, a 23-year-old Singaporean male, in the vicinity of Lorong 16 Geylang. The suspect was brought to his car parked at a multi-storey carpark in the vicinity of Woodlands Drive 50. A search of the car was conducted and from within the car boot, a total of about 60g of heroin, 854g of ketamine, 8.6kg of ‘Ice’, 2,800 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 2,919 Erimin-5 tablets were found.
Photo-3 (CNB): View of boot of car parked at multi-storey carpark in vicinity of Woodlands Drive 50, which acted as a drug store.
3. Preliminary investigations found that the 39-year-old suspect had picked up the drugs that were seized from him, from under the car parked at Woodlands Drive 50, where the 23-year-old suspect had earlier left them.
4. Investigations into the drug activities of both suspects are ongoing. The estimated worth of the drugs seized in this operation is about S$1.1 million. The 8.6kg of ‘Ice’ seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 4,900 abusers for a week. CNB will continue to mount sustained operations against drug traffickers and abusers, to keep the streets of Singapore drug-free.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
4 JANUARY 2020