146 Suspected Drug Offenders Arrested in Island-wide Operation

17 Jun 2022

          Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested 146 suspected drug offenders in a two-week island-wide drug operation from 6 to 17 June 2022. During the operation, controlled drugs of about 28g of heroin, 234g of ‘Ice’, 173g of cannabis, a small amount of ketamine and cocaine, 10g of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), 11 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, one Erimin-5 tablet, and a bottle of liquid suspected to contain GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) were seized. These drugs have an estimated street value of about $55,000.

2.        Some of the areas covered during this island-wide operation included Jurong, Marine Parade, Sengkang and Yishun.

8 and 9 June 2022: Two men arrested in the vicinity of Tampines and Simei

3.           In one of the cases in the island-wide operation, CNB officers raided a residential unit in the vicinity of Tampines Street 12, and arrested a 32-year-old Singaporean man for suspected drug offences in the early morning of 8 June. About 18g of cannabis were seized from the unit, along with various drug paraphernalia.

4.           In a follow-up operation conducted in the evening of 9 June, CNB officers raided another residential unit in the vicinity of Simei Street 3, and arrested a 38-year-old Singaporean man for suspected drug trafficking offences. About 43g of cannabis were seized from the unit, along with various drug paraphernalia.

CNB drug bust 17 June 2022

Photo 1 (CNB): A block of cannabis seized from a unit in the vicinity of Simei Street 3 in a CNB operation conducted on 9 June 2022.

CNB drug bust 17 June 2022

Photo 2 (CNB): Two rolled-up joints containing cannabis (in brown) seized from a unit in the vicinity of Simei Street 3 in a CNB operation conducted on 9 June 2022.

CNB drug bust 17 June 2022

CNB drug bust 17 June 2022

Photos 3 and 4 (CNB): Rolling papers, believed to have been used to roll cannabis joints, seized from a 38-year-old Singaporean man in a CNB operation conducted on 9 June 2022.

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

6.         The Singapore Government’s stand on illicit drugs, including cannabis, is clear - they are harmful, addictive and can destroy lives, families and communities. Examples of other countries have clearly shown that a permissive attitude towards the use of drugs exacts a high cost on society. Therefore, there are strict laws against the trafficking, possession, consumption, and import or export of illicit drugs, including cannabis and cannabis products.

7.         CNB would like to remind the public that cannabis is a Class A controlled drug listed under Singapore’s Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA) in Singapore. The consumption, possession, trafficking, import or export of any controlled drugs, including cannabis and cannabis products, is an offence under the MDA.


CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

17 June 2022