In the latest drug bust by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers on 25 and 26 February 2021, three Singaporeans suspected drug offenders, comprising one male and two females aged 31 to 35, were arrested. A total of about 3,036g of heroin, 1,510g of ‘Ice’, 993g of cannabis, 7g of ketamine, more than 3,000 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and capsules, 15 Erimin-5 tablets, and a bottle of methadone were seized. Cash amounting to $47,879 was also recovered during the operation, which took place in multiple locations. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth close to $480,000.
2. In the afternoon of 25 February, CNB officers arrested a 35-year-old Singaporean male for suspected drug trafficking offences in the vicinity of Jalan Eunos. As the officers moved in to arrest the suspect, the 35-year-old male had put up a violent struggle and necessary force was used to subdue him. A search was conducted on the 35-year-old male, and a total of about 328g of heroin, 122g of ‘Ice’, 6g of ketamine, 93 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 15 Erimin-5 tablets were seized. Cash amounting to $18,900 was also recovered from the 35-year-old male.
3. The 35-year-old male was brought to his hideout in the same vicinity, where 2 Singaporean females, aged 31 and 35, were arrested therein. A search was conducted in the residential unit, and a total of about 2,233g of heroin, 1,013g of ‘Ice’, 445g of cannabis, more than 3,000 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, and cash amounting to $28,979 were recovered.
Photo 1 (CNB): A bag of ‘Ice’ seized from a residential unit in the vicinity of Jalan Eunos by CNB officers on 25 February 2021.
Photo 2 (CNB): Two bags of heroin and a bundle of cannabis seized from a residential unit in the vicinity of Jalan Eunos by CNB officers on 25 February 2021.
Photo 3 (CNB): ‘Ecstasy’ tablets seized from a residential unit in the vicinity of Jalan Eunos by CNB officers on 25 February 2021.
4. Follow-up investigations revealed that the 35-year-old male had another hideout in the vicinity of French Road. In the early morning of 26 February 2021, CNB officers escorted him to the said hideout. A further search was conducted in the residential unit, and a total of about 475g of heroin, 375g of ‘Ice’, 548g of cannabis, 1g of ketamine, 585 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and capsules, and a bottle of methadone were seized from the unit.
Photo 4 (CNB): Controlled drugs seized from a CNB operation on 25 and 26 February 2021.
5. Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The total amount of drugs seized in the operation is sufficient to feed 1,445 heroin abusers, 860 ‘Ice’ abusers and 140 cannabis abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
27 February 2021