More than $218,000 worth of drugs seized in Geylang raid

Ice seized during a drug raid by the Central Narcotics Bureau.
Ice seized during a drug raid by the Central Narcotics Bureau.PHOTO: CNB

SINGAPORE - A drug syndicate operating out of Geylang has been smashed, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said on Saturday (Sept 24).

In a raid on Friday, CNB seized more than $20,000 in cash, more than 1kg of Ice, about 1kg of ketamine, Ecstasy and Erimin-5 pills worth more than $218,000.

Officers tailing a suspected drug trafficker - a 32-year old Singaporean man - spotted two people approach the back alley of a unit in Geylang, which he was in.

After they spotted one of them, a 25-year-old Singaporean woman, leaving with a brown paper bag, the CNB officers raided the unit, and subsequently arrested the suspected trafficker and the woman.

About 1kg of Ice and 1kg of ketamine were found in the brown paper bag.

More drugs and cash of $19,200 were recovered in the unit.

The other visitor to the unit, a 41-year-old male Malaysian, was followed to Eunos Avenue and arrested.

A white envelope containing $950 was seized from him.

Investigations into the drug activities of all suspects are ongoing, CNB added.