Police arrest 5 men at Veerasamy Road for suspected drug-related & breaching safe distancing offences

Investigations are ongoing.

Alfie Kwa | May 28, 2021, 03:30 PM

On May 27, the police arrested five men for suspected drug-related offences and for not complying with safe distancing measures along 638 Veerasamy Road.

At 6:41pm that day, the police received a call for assistance.

Police officers who responded to the scene engaged five men, aged between 19 to 35. The police found that three were in possession of suspected drug-related substances and paraphernalia.

The five were subsequently arrested. Police investigations are still ongoing.

Incident shared online

The incident was allegedly captured in an Instagram post on adminsgfollowsall.

The post included a video of the supposed incident after the police had arrived.

In the video, five men can be seen sitting around a common area table on the roof of a building as police officers stand nearby.

Image from video on adminsgfollowsall's Instagram.

The post claimed that the group were a "public nuisance", allegedly peeing and littering around the exercising corner on the rooftop.

The video also shows the men in handcuffs, escorted away from the scene by the police.


For the possession of controlled drugs, individuals may face up to 10 years imprisonment, or a fine of S$20,000 or both.

The consumption of drugs has the same maximum penalty as the possession of drugs.

For not complying with safe distancing measures, first-time offenders may face a fine of up to S$10,000, imprisonment for a term up to six months, or both. Repeat offenders may get tougher penalties.

Top images via video shared on adminsgfollowsall's Instagram.