S'porean brothers, aged 17 & 25, arrested in Jurong West, S$124,000 worth of drugs seized

Investigations are ongoing.

Syahindah Ishak | January 12, 2023, 11:36 AM

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Two Singaporeans, a 17-year-old student and his 25-year-old brother, were arrested on Jan. 10, 2023 for suspected drug activities.

According to the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), a total of about 1,073g of cannabis, 85g of "Ice", 43g of ketamine, 310g of "Ecstasy" tablets, 538 Erimin-5 tablets and 198 LSD stamps were seized.

The drugs have a total estimated street value of S$124,000.

Arrested in Jurong West

On Jan. 10 evening, CNB officers arrested the younger brother in the vicinity of Jurong West Street 93.

About 446g of cannabis, 18g of "Ice", 5g of ketamine, 5g of "Ecstasy" tablets, 90 Erimin-5 tablets and various drug paraphernalia were recovered from him.

Image via CNB.

The teenager was then escorted to his residence in the same vicinity.

His brother was arrested within the unit, said CNB.

About 627g of cannabis, 67g of "Ice", 38g of ketamine, 305g of "Ecstasy" tablets, 448 Erimin-5 tablets and 198 LSD stamps were seized from the residential unit.

Image via CNB.

Image via CNB.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the controlled drugs seized may be linked to drug transactions conducted on Telegram.

Investigations into the drug activities are ongoing.

CNB said it is aware that some drug offenders and syndicates have been leveraging on encrypted messaging applications like Telegram to conduct their drug activities.

CNB added:

"These drug offenders may think that such applications can offer them a certain level of anonymity to carry out their illegal activities, and evade CNB’s surveillance. CNB is monitoring such developments closely, and has been taking regular enforcement actions against drug offenders who use the Telegram platform for their activities.

Regardless of the platform or tactics used in an attempt to evade detection, there is no safe haven for drug offenders in Singapore."

Top images via CNB.