105 drug offenders arrested in two CNB operations

17 Oct 2014

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) launched a three-day island-wide operation from 14 to 17 October 2014, targeted at street level illicit drug activities. Separately, in another operation on 16 October 2014, CNB officers arrested six drug offenders and seized a sizeable amount of drugs from this operation. From the island-wide strike and the operation on 16 October, a total of 105 suspected drug offenders were arrested, and drugs seized included about 560g of heroin, 118g of Ice’, 71 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 426 Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount of cannabis. The seized drugs are estimated to be worth more than S$62,000. Officers from the Singapore Police Force also supported both the operations.

Island-wide Crackdown

The island-wide operation was conducted in areas including Bedok, Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Jurong, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Woodlands and Yishun. From the island-wide operation, a total of 93 suspected drug abusers and six suspected drug traffickers were arrested.

Large cocktail of drugs seized

In the operation on 16 October 2014, a 20-year-old female Malaysian was arrested at Woodlands Checkpoint after CNB officers recovered about 460g of heroin and 50g of ‘Ice’ from her. A follow-up operation was launched to arrest the intended recipients of the drug haul and four men and a female were arrested – a 24-year-old male Malaysian and four Singaporeans aged between 31 to 38 years. From the car of the 31-year-old male Singaporean, CNB officers recovered about 80g of heroin, 20g of ‘Ice’, 340 Erimin-5 tablets, 64 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and drug smoking apparatus. The 540g of heroin seized in this operation could have fed the addiction of about 250 abusers for a week.

Investigations on all arrested suspects are ongoing.

CNB will continue to maintain enforcement pressure on the ground through regular island-wide operations and targeted operations to cripple drug syndicates seeking to enslave our community to drugs.


drugs seized on 16 Oct 2014

Photo 1: Heroin, 'Ice', 'Ecstasy' and Erimin-5 seized in a CNB operation on 16 October 2014.

Suspect arrested in island-wide operation

Photo 2: A suspected drug offender arrested by CNB officers in an island-wide operation from 14 to 17 October 2014.