In the late hours of 16 April 2019, officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested a 38-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Woodlands Street 13. The suspect resisted arrest violently and necessary force was effected to place him under arrest. Prior to the arrest, the suspect discarded a sling bag, which was recovered and found to contain two bundles of “Ice’ weighing a total of about 276g. Under escort by CNB officers, the residential unit of the suspect, located at Teck Whye Avenue, was also raided. From within the unit, 80 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, three Erimin-5 tablets and about two grammes of ‘Ice’ were recovered.
2 Another party of CNB officers arrested the second suspect, a 31-year-old Malaysian male, at the Woodlands Checkpoint and cash of S$5,100 was recovered from the suspect. Prior to his arrest, this male Malaysian was believed to have met up with the 38-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Woodlands.
3 Continued follow-up investigations led to the arrest of another two suspects – a 21-year-old female and a 25-year-old male, both Singaporeans – in the vicinity of Temple Street in the early hours of 17 April. A total of about 1,212g of cannabis and 80 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were recovered from within the car both suspects were in when they were arrested. The 21-year-old female is suspected to be associated with the 38-year-old suspect arrested in Woodlands.
4 Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The estimated worth of the drugs seized in this operation is about S$45,000. The 1,212g of cannabis seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 173 abusers for a week. The 278g of ‘Ice’ seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 159 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
17 APRIL 2019
Photo-1 (CNB): Some of the drugs seized in an operation conducted by CNB from 16 to 17 April 2019.