2 suspected drug offenders in Jurong arrested for possessing loaded pistol with 4 live rounds

This is the first case involving illegal possession of firearms since 2009.

Matthias Ang| October 09, 06:09 PM

Two suspected drug offenders, aged 24 and 25, have been arrested by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and the police for possession of a firearm in Jurong.

The weapon in question is believed to be a Seahawk pistol and was found to be loaded with four bullets, according to a joint press release by the two agencies.

Both the suspects and firearm were rounded up in a joint operation conducted by the two agencies from Oct. 8 to 9.

Four more spare bullets were found in suspect's home

On Oct. 7, the police received information from CNB regarding a 24-year-old male who was in possession of a firearm.

Both the police and CNB moved to arrest the younger of the two suspects first on Oct. 8, at the void deck of his residential unit along Jurong West Street 72.

The pistol was subsequently discovered in his home, along with four spare bullets.

Meanwhile, the second suspect was arrested along Woodlands Street 13, at 2.25am on Oct. 9, on the grounds that he had willingly remained in the company of the first suspect despite knowledge of the firearm.

Neither of the two men were found to have drugs, however, and their urine test results are still pending, The Straits Times reported.

Pistol did not appear to have been fired

Superintendent Daniel Wong, deputy head of the special investigation services in the Criminal Investigation Department, added that there is no indication that the gun has been fired in Singapore, ST further highlighted.

Additionally, this is the first case since 2009 to have involved the illegal possession of firearms.

Under the penal code, a person found to be guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm will face a jail term of at least five years and be subjected to a minimum of six strokes of the cane.

Both men will be charged in court on Oct. 10.

Investigations are ongoing.

Top image from CNB and Singapore Police