17-Year-Old Among 63 Arrested in Island-wide Operation

10 Dec 2021

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested 63 suspected drug offenders in a 3-day island-wide drug operation from 8 to 10 December 2021. Drugs seized are about 209g of heroin, 299g of ‘Ice’, 733g of cannabis, 10g of ketamine, 9g of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), one LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamp, one Erimin-5 tablet, and two bottles of liquid suspected to contain GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate). These drugs have an estimated street value of more than $70,500. The youngest arrested is a 17-year-old male Singaporean for suspected drug abuse.

8 December 2021: Arrests of two subjects in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Street 22

2.           One of the drug raids took place in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Street 22, in the afternoon of 8 December 2021. CNB officers arrested a 59-year-old male Singaporean for suspected drug trafficking offences. Along with various drug paraphernalia, CNB seized 12 packets and 107 straws containing about 195g of heroin in a search in the vicinity. A 61-year-old male Singaporean was later arrested in the same vicinity for suspected drug abuse. 

CNB drug bust 10 Dec 2021

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: Straws of heroin, along with various drug paraphernalia, seized from the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Street 22 in a CNB operation conducted on 8 December 2021.

8 and 9 December 2021: Arrests of four subjects in the vicinity of Balestier Road

3.           In the evening of 8 December 2021, in a separate raid, CNB officers, supported by officers from Singapore Police Force (SPF), arrested a 27-year-old male Singaporean and a 23-year-old female Singaporean from a hotel room in the vicinity of Balestier Road. A total of 11 packets containing about 54g of ‘Ice’, 13 blocks and four packets containing about 700g of cannabis, and one LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamp were found in the hotel room and seized. Various drug paraphernalia and $8,000 in cash were also seized from the room.

4.           Two male Singaporeans, aged 24 and 26, were also later arrested in the same hotel in a related operation. 13 packets containing about 149g of ‘Ice’, various drug paraphernalia, and $5,841 in cash were seized from the 26-year-old man. Both men were then escorted to the hotel carpark for a search of their vehicles. From the 24-year-old man’s vehicle, seven packets containing about 53g of ‘Ice’ and various drug paraphernalia were seized. A bundle containing about 34g of cannabis was seized from the vehicle of the 26-year-old man.

5.           Other areas covered during this island-wide operation include Clementi, Hougang and Punggol.

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



10 December 2021