In the latest drug bust by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers on 25 May 2021, two Singaporeans, comprising one 45-year-old male and one 31-year-old female, were arrested for suspected drug activities. A total of about 5,664g of heroin, 2,538g of ‘Ice’, 2,489g of cannabis, 192 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, and seven Erimin-5 tablets were seized. Cash amounting to $28,000 and 703 nitrazepam tablets were also recovered during the operation. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth close to $944,000.
2. In the afternoon of 25 May, CNB officers raided a residential unit in the vicinity of Fernvale Road, and arrested the two suspects therein. A search was conducted in the unit, and a total of about 5,664g of heroin, 2,538g of ‘Ice’, 2,489g of cannabis, 192 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, and seven Erimin-5 tablets were seized. Cash amounting to $28,000 and 703 nitrazepam tablets were also recovered.
Photos 1 and 2 (CNB): Packets of illicit drugs seized from a cupboard in a residential unit in the vicinity of Fernvale Road on 25 May 2021.
Photo 3 (CNB): About 937g of ‘Ice’ found on the floor in a bedroom of a residential unit in the vicinity of Fernvale Road on 25 May 2021.
3. Prior to the raid, two children, a 11-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl, were also playing outside the unit. They were later established to be the children of the 31-year-old female suspect. Arrangements were made to ensure that the welfare of the children were taken care of. The children were subsequently placed in the safe custody of a next-of-kin.
Photo 4 (CNB): Some of the illicit drugs, including heroin, ‘Ice’, cannabis and ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, seized in a CNB operation on 25 May 2021.
4. Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The total amount of drugs seized in the operation is sufficient to feed about 2,700 heroin abusers, 1450 ‘Ice’ abusers and 355 cannabis abusers for a week.
5. “Children are the unfortunate victims in many of such drug offences. Drug traffickers not only destroy the lives of others through their selfish and nefarious acts, but also bring pain and misery to their family and children. Parents play a key role in nurturing and guiding their children, and to keep them out of harms’ way. CNB endeavours to keeping the streets of Singapore safe from drugs through our rigorous enforcement actions and will continue to reach out to parents and work with them to guide their children towards a healthy, drugfree lifestyle.” – Mr Sebastian Tan, Deputy Director CNB (Operations).