The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) seized close to S$749,000 worth of drugs during drug busts in multiple locations in Singapore on Tuesday (July 27).
Drug bust at Geylang
CNB stated in a press release that a 28-year-old Singaporean man was arrested in the vicinity of Geylang East Avenue 2.
The man was subsequently brought to his hideout in the vicinity of Lorong 41 Geylang, where a 33-year-old Singaporean man and two female foreign nationals, aged 23 and 25, were arrested in the residential unit.
A search of the unit was conducted, and a total of about 1g of ‘Ice’, 21g of cannabis, 7g of ketamine, 19 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 23 baked goods believed to be infused with cannabis, and 111 packets containing substances believed to be controlled drugs were recovered.
Six-month-old baby found in the unit
A six-month-old baby boy was present in the same unit.
He is the child of the 28-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, according to CNB.
Arrangements were made to ensure that the welfare of the boy was taken care of, said CNB.
The baby has been placed in the safe custody of a next-of-kin.
Follow-up operation at Marine Drive
In a subsequent follow-up operation conducted on the same day, CNB officers arrested a 29-year-old Singaporean man in the vicinity of Marine Drive.
A search of the 29-year-old man’s vehicle was conducted, and a total of about 77g of ‘Ice’, 91g of cannabis, 9 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 31 Erimin-5 tablets, five LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps, and a bag of baked crumbs believed to be infused with cannabis were recovered.
The man was later escorted to the vicinity of Lorong 23 Geylang, where 19 baked goods believed to be infused with cannabis were further recovered.
Drug bust at Gemmill Lane
On the same day, CNB officers arrested a 34-year-old Singaporean man in the vicinity of Gemmill Lane.
He was brought to his hideout in the same vicinity, where a 32-year-old Singaporean woman was arrested.
A search of the unit was conducted, and a total of about 2,400g of ‘Ice’, 23 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and fragments, and 9,800 Erimin-5 tablets and powder were recovered.
The man was also brought to a shophouse unit in the vicinity of Thomson Road, where various drug paraphernalia were recovered.
Drug bust at Chai Chee Street
CNB officers also arrested a 34-year-old male foreign national in a taxi, which was stopped in the vicinity of Chai Chee Street.
A search was conducted on the man and in the taxi.
A total of about 30g of ‘Ice’, 52g of cannabis and three ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were seized.
Total amount of drugs worth about S$749,000
In total, about 2,508g of ‘Ice’, 164g of cannabis, 7g of ketamine, 54 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 9,831 Erimin-5 tablets, five LSD stamps, 42 baked goods and crumbs believed to be infused with cannabis, and 111 packets containing substances believed to be controlled drugs were seized during the drug busts on July 27.
According to CNB, the drugs seized are estimated to be worth close to S$749,000.
Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing.
The total amount of 2,508g of ‘Ice’ seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 1,430 abusers for a week, added CNB.
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