SINGAPORE: Five people were arrested for suspected drug activities after the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) conducted raids in Ang Mo Kio and Bukit Panjang on Thursday (Aug 27).
About S$230,000 worth of drugs were seized during the raids, CNB said in a news release on Friday. The seized drugs comprised about 2kg of cannabis, about 291g of heroin, and about 550g of Ice or crystal methamphetamine.
On Thursday evening, CNB officers intercepted a car in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5. Two men, aged 30 and 50 years old, were arrested.
A bundle containing about 537g of Ice and a torn cigarette box containing about 13g of Ice were seized from the car.
They then brought the 30-year-old to his residence at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10. The officers conducted a search there and found three bags containing about 291g of heroin and a bundle containing about 1kg of cannabis.
A 26-year-old woman was also arrested in the man's residence.
In a follow-up operation, CNB officers arrested a 47-year-old man at Bukit Panjang Ring Road. Two packets containing about 10g of cannabis were found in his possession.
CNB officers also raided a flat in the same block and arrested a 42-year-old man. Prior to his arrest, the man "was believed to have discarded a package out of the unit's window", CNB said. Officers recovered the package, which contained about 965g of cannabis.
"The total amount of 550g of Ice that had been seized in the operation is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 314 abusers for a week, while the total amount of 2kg of cannabis seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 287 abusers for a week," said CNB on Friday.
Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing, the bureau added.