In the latest drug bust by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers on 28 January 2021, two suspected drug offenders, a 35-year-old Singaporean male and a 60-year-old Singaporean male, were arrested. A total of about 3,055g of heroin, 58g of ‘Ice’, and one ‘Ecstasy’ fragment were seized. Cash amounting to $1,650 and 100 nitrazepam tablets were also recovered during the operation. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth over $220,000.
2. In the morning of 28 January, CNB officers arrested a 35-year-old Singaporean male and a 60-year-old Singaporean male at a hotel in the vicinity of Jalan Sultan. As the officers moved in to arrest the suspects, both had put up a violent struggle and necessary force was used to subdue them. A search was conducted on both suspects, and a total of 20 packets and straws containing about 2,416g of heroin, two packets containing about 22g of ‘Ice’ and one ‘Ecstasy’ fragment were recovered from the 35-year-old male. A total of 58 packets and straws containing about 629g of heroin, seven packets containing about 36g of ‘Ice’ and cash amounting to $1,650 were recovered from the 60-year-old male.
Photo 1 (CNB): Controlled drugs in a paper bag recovered from a 35-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Jalan Sultan on 28 January 2021.
3. The 35-year-old male was also brought to his hideout in the vicinity of Lorong 22 Geylang, and about 10g of heroin was further seized from the residential unit. 100 nitrazepam tablets, a substance listed under the Poisons Act, were also recovered from the unit.
Photo 2 (CNB): Packets of heroin and ‘Ice’ recovered from a 35-year-old Singaporean male and a 60-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Jalan Sultan on 28 January 2021.
4. Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The total amount of 3,055g of heroin seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 1,450 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
29 January 2021