5 men arrested for suspected drug offences in Jalan Bukit Merah, more than 1kg of Ice seized
SINGAPORE: Five men were arrested for suspected drug activities during a raid in Jalan Bukit Merah on Monday (Jul 4).
Drugs with an estimated street value of S$223,000 were seized, comprising about 1.06kg of Ice, 147g of heroin and 1g of cannabis, said the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in a news release on Tuesday.
During the raid, the men - aged between 48 and 58 - did not heed orders to open the door, prompting officers to force entry into the residential unit.
About 39g of Ice, 9g of heroin and S$6,000 in cash were recovered from a 57-year-old man, who was the registered occupant of the unit.
Another 31g of heroin and a small amount of Ice were recovered from two other men.
Officers then searched the unit and found about 1.02g of Ice, 107g of heroin, 1g of cannabis and various drug paraphernalia at various places, including the toilet bowl and drainage trap.
Investigations into the suspects’ drug activities are ongoing.
Those found guilty of trafficking more than 15g of heroin may face the mandatory death penalty.