Five Singaporeans, comprising three men and two women aged between 31 and 45, were arrested for suspected drug activities estimated to be worth more than S$58,000 in an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Wednesday (15 July).
In a press release on Thursday (16 July), a total of about 386g of ‘Ice’, 4g of ‘Ecstasy’ powder, 236 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and fragments, 13g of ketamine, two Erimin-5 tablets, and three bottles of liquid suspected to contain GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) were seized.
Cash amounting to S$58,306 was also recovered during the operation that took place in multiple locations in Singapore.
According to the bureau, its officers raided the residence of a 45-year-old male in the vicinity of Yishun Avenue 4 in the late morning of 15 July. The 45-year-old male was arrested for suspected drug trafficking activities, with another 38-year-old male arrested in the same unit for suspected drug consumption.
A total of 74 packets containing about 284g of ‘Ice’, 2g of ‘Ecstasy’ powder, 49 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and fragments, three packets containing 3g of ketamine, and three bottles of liquid suspected to contain GHB were found within the unit, along with other drug paraphernalia.
The 38-year-old male was subsequently brought to his residence in the vicinity of Queen Street, where a packet containing about 0.5g of ‘Ice’, other drug paraphernalia, and cash amounting to S$28,150 were recovered from the unit.
In a follow-up operation, a 37-year-old female was arrested in the vicinity of Buangkok Crescent. She was brought to her residence nearby, where six packets containing about 6g of ‘Ice’ and other drug paraphernalia were seized.
Subsequently, a 34-year-old male and 31-year-old female were also arrested when they returned to the unit. A total of 17 packets containing about 94g of ‘Ice’, 10 packets containing 10g of ketamine, about 2g of ‘Ecstasy’ powder, 187 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and fragments, and two Erimin-5 tablets were found on the 34-year-old male.
Cash amounting to S$30,156 was also recovered from him. Both the 34-year-old male and 31-year-old female were then escorted to their vehicles, where a packet containing about 1.5g of ‘Ice’ was recovered, along with other drug paraphernalia.
Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The total amount of 386g of ‘Ice’ that had been seized in these operations is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 220 abusers for a week.