104 drug offenders hauled up by CNB in island-wide raids; poly-drug trafficker arrested in Toh Guan Road

11 Jul 2014

Keeping up the heat against street-level traffickers and abusers, Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers mounted an extensive island-wide operation from 7 to 11 July 2014, with the support of officers from the Singapore Police Force (SPF). Covering Beach Road, Bedok North, Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang, Circuit Road, Geylang, Jalan Kayu, Pasir Ris, Woodlands and Yishun, CNB arrested 104 suspected drug offenders during this operation. Drugs worth more than S$70,000 were seized, including about 270 grams of ketamine, 150 grams of Ice, 30 grams of heroin, 2,500 Erimin-5 tablets, 290 Ecstasy tablets and a small amount of cannabis.

Seizure of multiple drugs in one operation at Toh Guan Road vicinity

In one of the operations on 7 July 2014, CNB officers launched an operation to arrest a 47-year-old Singaporean who was suspected to be trafficking in multiple types of drugs. He was arrested in the Toh Guan Road vicinity, as he was leaving his HDB unit. CNB officers found multiple types of drugs, including ketamine, Erimin-5 tablets, Ecstasy tablets, S$6,000 in cash and drug paraphernalia on the suspected trafficker. More drugs, drug paraphernalia and another S$6,000 were recovered from a raid on the suspected trafficker’s unit. In total, CNB seized about 260 grams of ketamine, 115 grams of Ice, 2,472 Erimin-5 tablets, 265 Ecstasy tablets, a small amount of cannabis and cash of S$12,000 from this operation. The drug haul had an estimated street value of more than S$58,000.

The 47-year-old male is being investigated for drug trafficking. If convicted, he will face a minimum of five years of imprisonment and five strokes of the cane.

Director CNB, Mr Ng Ser Song said, “As the regional drug situation remains unfavourable with a potential spill-over on Singapore, CNB will continue to put pressure against such street level demand and supply of illicit drugs. Singapore adopts a zero-tolerance approach towards illicit drugs and this is a strong signal to all drug offenders that CNB will not tolerate such drug activities.”

11 JUL 2014

Photo 1: Erimin-5 tablets seized by CNB in the operation at Toh Guan Road on 7 July 2014.

erimin-5 seized 7 July 2014

Photo 2: Drugs seized by CNB in the operation at Toh Guan Road on 7 July 2014.

drugs seized (7 Jul 2014)

Photo 3: Suspect arrested by CNB officers in an anti-drug operation.

suspect arrested in anti-drug ops