Suspected Drug-Using Couple In Bukit Merah Arrested After Bickering Loudly At Their Window

Singapore Police Arrests 2 Suspects In Jalan Bukit Merah Drug Bust

While most of us were busy ushering in the New Year on Wednesday (1 Jan), a group of officers from Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) were busy attending to an incident that reportedly involved drugs at Bukit Merah.


2 suspects were arrested following the incident.

Police & SCDF officers deployed

According to The Straits Times, the incident took place at Block 3 Jalan Bukit Merah.


The police were alerted to the case at around 6.32pm.

SCDF officers, including rescuers from the disaster assistance rescue team (DART) were also deployed to the scene after they were notified of the incident around 2 hours later at 9pm.

Bukit Merah standoff lasted 2 hours

According to The New Paper, an unmarried couple in the 50s had locked themselves in their flat unit on the 9th floor at around 6.30pm.

The pair apparently were bickering loudly at their window, occasionally sticking their heads out. The man also reportedly told the woman to “jump together“.

One of the 2 suspects had reportedly threatened to jump from the block, and a safety life pack was inflated as a “precautionary measure”.

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The stand-off between the couple and the rescuers lasted around 2 hours, which ended when DART officers rappelled down the flat with safety nets.


52-year-old woman & 55-year-old man arrested for separate offences

A 52-year-old woman and another 55-year-old man were reportedly arrested during the incident.

52-year-old woman arrested for suspected drug consumption

The former was arrested for suspected consumption of controlled drugs while the latter was nabbed for using “criminal force” to stop a public servant from discharging his duty.

55-year-old man arrested for using criminal force on a public servant

Police investigations are currently ongoing.

Hope nobody was hurt during the incident

Kudos to SPF and SCDF officers for carrying out their duties professionally.

We hope nobody was injured and that those who broke the law will be swiftly brought to justice.

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