A 63-year-old Singaporean man fell to his death when officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) raided an apartment in Bukit Batok on Monday.
The CNB said in a statement yesterday that the officers had to use force to enter the unit at Block 304 Bukit Batok Street 31, as the occupiers refused to let them in, despite officers identifying themselves.
But before they could enter, the man, suspected of drug dealing, climbed out of the kitchen window and fell from a height, says CNB.
He was pronounced dead by a Singapore Civil Defense Force paramedic who arrived at the scene.
A neighbor, who lives two floors below the man̵
Two others – a 65-year-old Singaporean man and a 33-year-old woman, a foreigner – were also arrested.
During a search of the unit, officials found a total of about 4,790 g of heroin, 1,124 g of ice, three packages containing about 13 g of new psychoactive substances and 20 Erimin-5 tablets in a toilet bowl and other places.
Cash of $ 174,000 along with drug paraphernalia was also recovered.
The two arrests were part of the latest bust of CNB officials on Monday. Six suspected drug offenders were arrested.
In total, approximately 5,130 g of heroin, 1,125 g of ice, 13 g of new psychoactive substances and 20 Erimin-5 tablets were seized, estimated at almost $ 700,000.
On Monday, officials intercepted a vehicle near Sunset Way and arrested two Singaporeans, a man, 44, and a woman, 37.
Ten packages containing 80 g of heroin were found in the vehicle.
Before the arrest, the 44-year-old man had met the 63-year-old man.
The follow-up led the officers to the unit of the dead man.
In another follow-up operation on Monday, CNB raided a commercial building unit near Tanjong Pagar Road and arrested two Singaporean men aged 62 and 64.
A total of 35 packages containing approximately 260 g of heroin and 1 g of ice were seized from the unit.