In the latest drug bust by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers on 16 and 17 March 2021, three Singaporean males, aged between 27 and 33, were arrested for suspected drug-related offences. A total of about 8,296g of heroin, about 6,439g of ‘Ice’, about 20,509g of cannabis, about 1,091 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 1,000 Erimin-5 tablets were seized in the operation that took place in multiple locations in Singapore. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth close to $1.7 million.
2. In the evening of 16 March, CNB officers intercepted a vehicle in the vicinity of Kempas Road, and arrested two Singaporean males, a 33-year-old driver and 27-year-old passenger. A search was conducted in the vehicle, and a total of 20 packets containing about 419g of ‘Ice’ and 87 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were seized.
3. The 33-year-old male was then brought to his residence in the vicinity of McNair Road, where a search was conducted. A total of 19 packets containing about 8,296g of heroin, 20 packets containing about 5,014g of ‘Ice’, 20 bundles containing about 20,509g of cannabis, about 1,000 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 100 Erimin-5 tablets were seized from the unit.
Photos 1 and 2 (CNB): Illicit drugs seized from a storeroom in a residential unit in the vicinity of McNair Road in a CNB operation on 16 March 2021.
Photo 3 (CNB): Packets of ‘Ice’ seized from a storeroom in a residential unit in the vicinity of McNair Road in a CNB operation on 16 March 2021.
Photo 4 (CNB): Bundles of cannabis seized from a storeroom in a residential unit in the vicinity of McNair Road in a CNB operation on 16 March 2021.
4. In the same evening, CNB officers had also escorted the 27-year-old male to his vehicle, which was parked in the same vicinity of the 33-year-old male’s residence. A search of the vehicle was conducted, and a total of 3 packets containing about 1,006g of ‘Ice’, 4 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 900 Erimin-5 tablets were recovered.
Photos 5 and 6 (CNB): Illicit drugs, including ‘Ice’, Ecstasy’ tablets and Erimin-5 tablets seized from a vehicle in the vicinity of McNair Road in a CNB operation on 16 March 2021.
5. Following up from the earlier arrests, in the afternoon of 17 March, CNB officers arrested a 30-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of McNair Road.
6. Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The total amount of drugs seized in the operation is sufficient to feed 3,950 heroin abusers, 3,700 ‘Ice’ abusers and 2,930 cannabis abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
18 March 2021