2 men arrested for drug-related offences after 1 rescued from Circuit Road flat

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[UPDATE June 12] Two men, aged 44 and 53, were arrested on June 10 for suspected drug-related offences after one of them was rescued by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers from the ledge of a flat in Block 70, Circuit Road. 

The daring rescue was captured in a video, uploaded onto Facebook on June 11, showing SCDF officers deploying safety nets and rappelling down the side of an HDB block.

Ppl say this was drug raid at Circuit Road wor. Still proud of our SCDF boys 🤩🤩 加油

Posted by Janice Ong on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

One of the officers was also seen quickly descending before kicking a window shut.

The SCDF confirmed with AsiaOne that they had received a call for assistance.

"Upon arrival, a man was seen sitting on a ledge."

Though not captured in the footage, a safety life air pack was deployed on the ground floor while Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team personnel rappelled from the unit above to rescue the man.

Police investigations are currently underway. They are also looking into possible breaches of safe distancing measures by both men.  

rainercheung@asiaone.com