A total of 133 suspected drug offenders were arrested in the latest island-wide anti-drug enforcement operation carried out by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from the morning of 23 September to the morning of 27 September 2019. In this latest island-wide operation, a total of about 41g of new psychoactive substances, 64g of cannabis, 547g of ‘Ice’, 1,745g of heroin, 122 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 601 Erimin-5 tablets and 12 bottles of liquid suspected to contain GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate), estimated to be worth about S$187,000, were seized.
2 This island-wide operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force and some of the areas covered included Buangkok, Hougang, Jurong, Marine Parade, Pasir Ris, Telok Kurau, West Coast and Woodlands.
Large heroin and ‘Ice’ seizure
3 In one of the cases in this island-wide operation, in the afternoon of 23 September, CNB officers arrested a 54-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Marine Parade Central. From within a brown paper bag he was carrying, officers found a total of about 5g of ‘Ice’ and 49g of heroin. Officers further found another 27g of heroin on the suspect. CNB officers then proceeded to raid the residential unit of the 54-year-old suspect, located in the vicinity of Hougang Avenue 1. From within the unit, officers found a total of about 325g of ‘Ice’ and 1,612g of heroin. The drugs seized in this case were estimated to be worth about S$151,000.
Photo-1 (CNB): Drugs and cash seized from 54-year-old suspected drug trafficker and from within his residential unit, during CNB island-wide operation from 23 to morning of 27 September 2019.
4 Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing. The 1,688g of heroin seized in the operation on 23 September is sufficient to feed the addiction of more than 800 abusers for a week. The 330g of ‘Ice’ seized in that same case is sufficient to feed the addiction of more than 188 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
27 SEPTEMBER 2019