104 Suspected Drug Offenders Arrested in CNB Island-Wide Operation

16 Jul 2021

A total of 104 suspected drug offenders were arrested in an island-wide operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from 12 to 16 July 2021. In this island-wide operation, a total of about 191g of heroin, 1,765g of ‘Ice’, 5g of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), 6 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 535g of ‘Ecstasy tablets were seized. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth more than $198,000. The youngest arrested in this island-wide operation is a 16-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug abuser.

2.         Some of the areas covered during this island-wide operation include Ang Mo Kio, Geylang, Punggol, Simei and Yishun. 

14 July 2021: Arrests of three subjects in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Ave 3

3.         In the late afternoon of 14 July 2021, in one of the cases in this island-wide operation, CNB officers arrested a 55-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Ave 3. Prior to the arrest, the 55-year-old male was believed to have discarded a small packet. Officers later recovered the packet, which contained about 1g of ‘Ice’. 

4.         In the same evening, CNB officers also arrested a 48-year-old Singaporean male in the same vicinity. A search was conducted, and a total of five packets and straws containing about 8g of heroin, five packets containing about 24g of ‘Ice’ and various drug paraphernalia were found on the 48-year-old male. 

5.         In a follow-up operation, CNB officers also arrested a 44-year-old Singaporean male in the same vicinity. A search was conducted, and a total of two packets containing about 6g of ‘Ice’ and cash amounting to $2,784 were recovered from the 44-year-old male. The 44-year-old male was escorted to his hideout nearby, where a search of the residential unit was conducted. A total of ten packets and straws containing about 62g of heroin, a packet containing about 1g of ‘Ice’, 36 nitrazepam tablets and various drug paraphernalia were seized from the unit. Preliminary investigations showed that the 44 year-old male had earlier abused drugs with the 55-year-old male and 48-year-old male in the unit, where a 5-year-old boy was also present. Appropriate arrangements were made to ensure that the welfare of the 5-year-old boy was taken care of.


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Photo 1 (CNB): Packets and straws or heroin, ‘Ice’ and various drug paraphernalia seized in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 in a CNB operation on 14 July 2021.

15 July 2021: Arrests of six subjects in the vicinity of Sumang Walk, Simei Street 3 and Victoria Street

6.         In the morning of 15 July 2021, in another operation, CNB officers arrested a 31-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Sumang Walk. A search was conducted, and a packet containing about 4g of ‘Ice’ and drug paraphernalia were found on the 31-year-old male. 

7.         In a follow-up operation later in the same morning, a separate party of CNB officers arrested a 29-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Simei Street 3. The 29-year-old male was brought to his hideout nearby, and two Singaporean females, a 36-year-old and a 23-year-old, were arrested therein. A search was conducted in the unit, and a total of about 7g of ‘Ice’ and various drug paraphernalia were seized. The 36-year-old female was also escorted to her residence in the vicinity of Bedok North Avenue 1, and about 3g of ‘Ice’ was recovered from the unit. 

8.         In a subsequent follow-up operation conducted on the same day, CNB officers arrested a 40-year-old Singaporean male in a hotel in the vicinity of Victoria Street. The 40-year-old male was brought to his hotel room, where a total of about 8g of ‘Ice’ and various drug paraphernalia were recovered. In another room in the same hotel, a 33-year-old Singaporean male was arrested therein. A search was conducted, and a total of about 48g of ‘Ice’ and various drug paraphernalia were seized in the hotel room. Preliminary investigations showed that the 33-year-old male had been dyeing the ‘Ice’ blue in the hotel room.

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Photo 2 (CNB): Various utensils used to dye ‘Ice’ found in a hotel room in the vicinity of Victoria Street during a CNB operation on 15 July 2021.

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Photo 3 (CNB): Blue-coloured ‘Ice’ seized from a hotel room in the vicinity of Victoria Street during a CNB operation on 15 July 2021.

15 July 2021: Arrests of two subjects in the vicinity of Siglap Link

9.         In the afternoon of 15 July 2021, CNB officers raided a residential unit in the vicinity of Siglap Link, and arrested a 22-year-old Singaporean male and 23-year-old Singaporean female therein. A search was conducted, and a total of about 1,634g of ‘Ice’ and 535g of ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were seized from the unit. 

10.         The 23-year-old female’s 2-year-old son was also present in the unit. Appropriate arrangements were made to ensure that the welfare of the 2-year-old boy was taken care of, and he was subsequently placed in the safe custody of a next-of-kin. 

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Photo 4 (CNB): A total of about 1,634g of ‘Ice’ and 535g of ‘Ecstasy’ tablets seized from a residential unit in the vicinity of Siglap Link in a CNB operation on 15 July 2021.

11.         Investigations into the drug activities of all arrested suspects are ongoing.


CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

16 July 2021