CNA – Five suspected drug offenders were arrested in two anti-drug operations conducted on Monday, said the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).
Nearly 13 kilogrammes of drugs with a total estimated street value of SGD790,000 were seized in the operations.
These include about 8,293 grammes of cannabis, 20 grammes of seeds believed to be cannabis seeds, 2,172 grammes of Ice, 2,026 grammes of heroin, 246 grammes of ketamine, 191 grammes of Ecstasy tablets, 648 Erimin-5 tablets, and 94 LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps.
On Monday afternoon, a 42-year-old Singaporean man was arrested after CNB officers intercepted his vehicle near Rivervale Street.
A total of about 6,069 grammes of cannabis, 524 grammes of Ice and 124 grammes of Ecstasy tablets were recovered from the vehicle, along with three fire extinguishers that had been hollowed out.
About 4,517 grammes of cannabis was concealed inside one of the fire extinguishers.
The man was also escorted to his residence nearby, where about 2,224 grammes of cannabis, 20 grammes of seeds believed to be cannabis seeds, 301 grammes of Ice, 246 grammes of ketamine, one gramme of Ecstasy tablets, 648 Erimin-5 tablets and 94 LSD stamps were seized.
In another operation on Monday afternoon, CNB officers arrested a 33-year-old Singaporean man and a 42-year-old Singaporean man near Upper Serangoon View.
“Both men had put up a violent struggle to resist arrest, and necessary force was used to subdue them,” said CNB.
About 12 grammes of heroin was recovered from the 33-year-old man, while about 31 grammes of Ice was recovered from the 42-year-old man.
A total of about 2,002 grammes of heroin, 1,312 grammes of Ice, 66 grammes of Ecstasy tablets and various drug paraphernalia were seized from the 42-year-old man’s residence nearby.
A 40-year-old female foreign national who later returned to the residential unit was also arrested.
About 12 grammes of heroin, four grammes of Ice and various drug paraphernalia were also seized from the 33-year-old man’s residence located at Yishun Ave 4.
A 31-year-old female foreign national who was in the residential unit was also arrested.
The total amount of drugs seized in both operations is sufficient to feed about 1,180 cannabis abusers, 1,240 Ice abusers and 960 heroin abusers for a week, according to CNB.
Investigations into the drug activities of all arrested suspects are ongoing.
Anyone found guilty of trafficking more than 15 grammes of pure heroin (diamorphine), 250 grammes of methamphetamine or 500 grammes of cannabis may face the mandatory death penalty.