A total of 122 suspected drug offenders were arrested in an island-wide operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from the morning of 6 January to the morning of 10 January 2020. In this island-wide operation, a total of about 23g of new psychoactive substances, 86g of ‘Ice’, 184g of heroin, 353g of cannabis, six ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and nine Erimin-5 tablets, estimated to be worth about S$25,000, were seized. The youngest suspected drug abuser arrested in this island-wide operation is a 14-year-old Singaporean male.
2 Some of the areas covered during this island-wide operation included Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Batok, Bukit Merah, Hougang, Pasir Ris, Sembawang, Sengkang, Whampoa and Woodlands.
Large cannabis seizure
3 In one of the cases in this island-wide operation, on the morning of 6 January, CNB officers raided a residential unit in the vicinity of Sembawang Drive and arrested a 36-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker within the unit. A search of the unit was conducted, and a total of about 353g of cannabis, seven Erimin-5 tablets and two ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were found.
Photo-1 (CNB): Cannabis seized from CNB raid of a residential unit in the vicinity of Sembawang Drive, on 6 January 2020.
4 Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing. The 353g of cannabis seized from the operation in the vicinity of Sembawang Drive is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 50 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
10 JANUARY 2020