More than $74,000 worth of drugs, 4 parangs seized from Pasir Ris flat in CNB raid

(Clockwise from top left) The car where drugs were recovered, the cupboard where a woman suspect was found hiding during the operation, drugs and cash seized during the operation and seized weapons.
(Clockwise from top left) The car where drugs were recovered, the cupboard where a woman suspect was found hiding during the operation, drugs and cash seized during the operation and seized weapons.PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

SINGAPORE - When the occupants of a flat in Pasir Ris Drive 3 refused to open the door despite repeated warnings, Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers forced their way in.

They found a 24-year-old Singaporean woman hiding inside a cupboard, and another 29-year-old woman, also a Singaporean, in the flat.

The officers recovered 194g of heroin, 154g of Ice, 101 Ecstasy tablets, 22 Erimin-5 tablets and two digital weighing scales. They also found four parangs and a baton.

It was a dramatic conclusion to an operation which took place on Monday (Feb 12).

In total, CNB arrested five suspected drug offenders and recovered more than $74,000 worth of drugs. The haul included 427g of heroin, 409g of Ice, 101 Ecstasy tablets and 22 Erimin-5 tablets.

That amount of heroin is enough to feed the addiction of 203 abusers for a week, while the Ice haul is enough to feed the addiction of 234 abusers for the same amount of time, CNB said in a statement.

CNB officers had been observing a 27-year-old Singaporean man in a white car parked at a petrol kiosk in Pasir Ris Drive 1, and his 28-year-old Singaporean male passenger, before the raid on the flat.

The officers moved in quickly when a third suspect approached the car on his Malaysia-registered motorcycle.

From the car, they recovered 227g of heroin and 253g of Ice. CNB also found 6g of heroin, a small amount of Ice, drug paraphernalia and $3,500 in cash on the motorcycle and recovered $4,000 from the third suspect, a 28-year-old Malaysian man.

Following the arrests, CNB officers moved in on the home of the 27-year-old Singaporean man where they arrested the two women suspects.

Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing.