6 arrested, drugs worth almost $423k seized in CNB operation: Hotel hideout busted

Five men and one woman were arrested for suspected drug activities during an enforcement operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Tuesday (Aug 11).

According to a CNB statement, five of the suspects are Singaporeans and one is Malaysian. They are aged between 25 and 60.

A total of about 608g of 'Ice', about 9g of heroin, 14,970 Erimin-5 tablets, about 2g of ketamine and three 'Ecstasy' tablets were seized.

"Cash amounting to $7,600 was also recovered during the operation that took place in multiple locations in Singapore," said the CNB.

The drugs seized are estimated to be worth close to $423,000.

On late Tuesday evening, CNB officers raided the hideout of a 60-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Geylang Lorong 4.

He was arrested along with a 40-year-old Malaysian man and a 49-year-old Singaporean man in the same unit.

Three packets containing around 45g of 'Ice' were found within and in the vicinity of the unit. A total of 33 cartons and 6 packs of contraband cigarettes were also recovered from the unit.

In a follow-up operation, CNB officers arrested two Singaporean men, aged 25 and 35, in the car driven by the former, in the vicinity of Jalan Besar.

A total of about 7g of 'Ice', about 9g of heroin, 1,000 Erimin-5 tablets, and three 'Ecstasy' tablets were seized from the older man.

Cash of $7,600 was recovered from the 25-year-old man, who was then brought back to his hideout at a hotel located in the vicinity of Beach Road.

There, a 27-year-old Singaporean woman was arrested.

A total of about 556g of 'Ice', 13,970 Erimin-5 tablets, and about 2g of ketamine were found within the hideout.

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

The CNB added: "The total amount of 608g of 'Ice' that had been seized in the operation is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 347 abusers for a week."

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