A total of eight people were arrested for drug-related offences on July 4, during operations conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) at multiple locations.
Videos that have been circulating online, which Stomp contributor NoorWhirlzWindz shared with Stomp, show an arrest that was made by CNB officers along Bukit Panjang Ring Road yesterday.
In the clips, several officers can be seen leading at least two men away into separate cars.
The CNB said in a press release on July 5 that its officers had been deployed early yesterday evening to observe three suspected drug offenders in the vicinity of Senja Road.
The first suspect, a 32-year-old male Singaporean, headed towards a multi-storey carpark. He was arrested in the carpark and about 17g of 'Ice' were recovered him.
The other two male Singaporean suspects, a 30-year-old and a 33-year-old, headed towards a car in the vicinity.
They were arrested by another party of officers at the junction of Bukit Panjang Ring Road and Senja Road.
This arrest is believed to be the one that was caught on video.
A separate group of CNB officers were deployed to conduct observation on a 29-year-old suspected drug trafficker whose hideout was in the vicinity of Yishun Avenue 11.
Officers raided the unit and arrested the 29-year-old within. Around 138g of 'Ice' were recovered from him.
According to the CNB, swift investigations led officers to another unit in the same vicinity.
The unit was raided and four suspected drug abusers -- a 23-year-old female, a 22-year-old male, a 26-year-old male and a 49-year-old male -- were arrested within. All are Singaporeans.
About 60g of 'Ice', a small amount of cannabis and two 'Ecstasy' tablets were recovered from within the unit.
Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested suspects are ongoing.
The Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA) provides for the death penalty if more than 250g of methamphetamine, enough to feed the addiction of about 185 abusers for a week, is trafficked.