161 Suspected Drug Offenders Arrested in 2-Week Island-Wide Operation

27 Aug 2021

A total of 161 suspected drug offenders were arrested in an island-wide operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from 16 to 27 August 2021. In this two-week island-wide operation, a total of about 3,069g of heroin, 544g of ‘Ice’, 53g of cannabis, 37g of ketamine, 31 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 116 Erimin-5 tablets, and 11 bottles of methadone were seized. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth more than $253,000. The youngest arrested in this island-wide operation is a 17-year-old Singaporean female suspected drug abuser.

2.         Some of the areas covered during this island-wide operation include Lakeside, Potong Pasir, Seng Kang, Teck Whye and Woodlands. 

18 August 2021: Arrests of three subjects in the vicinity of Onan Road

3.         In the afternoon of 18 August 2021, in one of the cases in this island-wide operation, CNB officers raided a hotel room in the vicinity of Onan Road, and arrested two 47-year-old Singaporean males therein. A search of the room was conducted, and a total of about 370g of ‘Ice’, 37g of ketamine and 105 Erimin-5 tablets were seized. A 39-year-old Singaporean female, who was believed to be another occupant of the hotel room, was later arrested in the same vicinity. 

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Photo 1 (CNB): A total of about 370g of ‘Ice’, 37g of ketamine and 105 Erimin-5 tablets seized from a hotel room in the vicinity of Onan Road in a CNB operation conducted on 18 August 2021.

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Photo 2 (CNB): Some of the illicit drugs seized from a hotel room in the vicinity of Onan Road in a CNB operation conducted on 18 August 2021.

18 and 19 August 2021: Arrests of two subjects in the vicinity of Tampines Ave 2 and Beo Crescent

4.         In the late evening of 18 August 2021, in another operation, CNB officers raided a residential unit in the vicinity of Tampines Ave 2 and arrested a 48-year-old Singaporean male therein. Forced entry was effected as the 48-year-old male had refused to heed the lawful orders of the CNB officers to open the door. A search of the unit was conducted, and a total of about 2,142g of heroin, 8g of ‘Ice’, 11 bottles of methadone, and cash amounting to $12,300 were seized from various locations in the unit. 

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Photos 3 and 4 (CNB)
: Illicit drugs seized from a residential unit in the vicinity of Tampines Ave 2 in a CNB operation on 18 August 2021, including a bundle containing about 505g of heroin and three packets containing about 35g of heroin from a toilet bowl.

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Photo 5 (CNB): Illicit drugs seized from a residential unit in the vicinity of Tampines Ave 2 in a CNB operation conducted on 18 August 2021, including a bundle (circled in red) containing about 492g of heroin found hidden in the washing machine.

5.         In a follow-up operation in the early morning of 19 August 2021, CNB officers arrested a 53-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Beo Crescent, and about 472g of heroin was recovered from him. 

24 August 2021: Arrests of two subjects in the vicinity of Compassvale Stree

6.         In another operation on 24 August 2021, CNB officers raided a residential unit in the vicinity of Compassvale Street, and arrested a 25-year-old Singaporean male and a 32-year-old female foreign national therein. A search was conducted, and three packets containing about 3g of ‘Ice’, three ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, various drug paraphernalia and a nightstick were seized from the unit. 

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Photo 6 (CNB): A nightstick, which is a controlled item in Singapore, seized from a residential unit in the vicinity of Compassvale Street in a CNB operation conducted on 24 August 2021.

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


CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

27 August 2021