3 unnamed couples will likely be facing the mandatory death penalty after being arrested in a drug bust operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) yesterday (Oct 17). This drug bust is however one of the biggest in Singapore history.

The first couple, aged 27 for the man and 25 for the woman, were busted at a police roadblock conducted along Bedok North Road. The police officers found 350g of heroin, 10g of methamphetamine (Ice), 81 tablets of Ermin-5 and drug-taking utensils like syringes and digital weighing machines. The case was then referred to the CNB for further interrogations that led to the futher arrest of two couples.

In the evening on the same day, a 39 year old man who was known to CNB as a suspected drug trafficker, and a 31 year old woman were both arrested at a HDB block in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio avenue 4. 450g of heroin, 4g of methamphetamine (Ice), 8g of cannabis, a bottle of methadone, one digital weighing machine and cash of S$15,275 were found on the couple by CNB officers.

Another couple, a 29 year old man and a 32 year old woman were then also arrested at a HDB carpark with a stash of 900g of heroin, 200g of methamphetamine (Ice), 250g of ketamine, 100 tablets of Ermin-5, a digital weighing machine, numerous plastic sachets and cash of S$6,700 were found in their car.

Under Singapore’s drug laws, a person guilty of possessing more than 15g of methamphetamine (Ice) will face the mandatory death penalty. The identity of the 3 unnamed couples are hidden by Singapore-controlled media and their nationalities remain unknown. If convicted, all 6 may be executed.