In the latest drug busts by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on 18 May 2021, seven suspected drug offenders, comprising six males and one female aged between 26 and 48, were arrested. A total of about 2,287g of heroin, 5,041g of ‘Ice’, 6g of cannabis, 1g of ketamine, more than 630g of ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 201 Erimin-5 tablets, and one LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamp were seized during two operations, along with cash amounting to $4,585. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth close to $850,000.
Arrests of 2 Singaporeans in the vicinity of Jurong East Ave 1
2. In the late evening of 18 May 2021, CNB officers raided a residential unit in the vicinity of Jurong East Ave 1, and arrested a 26-year-old Singaporean male and a 28-year-old Singaporean male therein. A search was conducted, and a total of about 466g of heroin and about 7g of ‘Ice’ were seized from the unit. Various drug paraphernalia and cash amounting to $4,585 were also recovered. Prior to the arrest, substances believed to be controlled drugs were suspected to have been discarded out of the unit’s window. Officers later recovered the substances, which totalled to about 1,821g of heroin and 518g of ‘Ice’.
Photo 1 (CNB): About 466g of heroin, which was concealed inside a fire extinguisher, seized from a residential unit in the vicinity of Jurong East Ave 1 on 18 May 2021.
Arrests of 4 Singaporeans and 1 Singapore PR in the vicinity of Chai Chee Street and Lorong Limau
3. In another operation conducted in the same evening, CNB officers arrested a 48-year-old Singaporean male, 26-year-old Singaporean male and 31-year-old Singaporean male separately at a residential block in the vicinity of Chai Chee Street. About 55g of ‘Ice’ were recovered from the 48-year-old male, while the 26-year-old male was escorted to another location in the same block where about 3g ‘Ice’ were recovered. The 31-year-old male had put up a violent struggle when officers moved in to arrest him, and necessary force was used to subdue him. A search was also conducted on the 31-year-old male, and about 25g of ‘Ice’ were recovered from him.
4. In the same evening, in a follow-up operation from the earlier arrests, CNB officers arrested another 31-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Lorong Limau. The 31-year-old male was brought to his residence in the same vicinity, where a 27-year-old female Singapore PR was also arrested in the same unit. A search was conducted, and a total of about 4,346g of ‘Ice’, about 6g of cannabis, about 1g of ketamine, more than 630g of ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 201 Erimin-5 tablets, one LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamp and various drug paraphernalia were seized from the residential unit. The 31-year-old male was also escorted to his vehicle in the same vicinity, where about 87g of ‘Ice’ were further recovered.
Photo 2 (CNB): Illicit drugs, including ‘Ice’ and ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, recovered from a safe in the vicinity of Lorong Limau on 18 May 2021.
5. Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The total amount of 2,287g of heroin that had been seized in the operation is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 1,090 abusers for a week, while the total amount of 5,041g of ‘Ice’ seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 2,880 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
19 May 2021