The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) carried out an island-wide operation from 5 June 2017 to the morning of 9 June 2017, arresting a total of 62 suspected drug offenders. A total of about 1.2kg of cannabis, 950g of heroin, 768g of ‘Ice’ and
some ketamine were seized in this latest island-wide sweep. The estimated street value of the seized drugs is over S$169,000.
The operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force and the areas covered included Ang Mo Kio, Boon Lay, Clementi, Ghim Moh, Marsiling, Jurong, Telok Blangah and Woodlands.
Sizeable haul of cannabis and heroin
In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, CNB officers arrested two suspected drug traffickers and seized a total of about 1.2kg cannabis and 950g of heroin, estimated to be worth more than S$78,000.
In the late morning of 6 June 2017, CNB officers raided the residence of a suspected trafficker, a 39-year-old male Singaporean, in the vicinity of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1. From within the bedroom of the unit, officers recovered a total of about 240g of heroin,
88g of cannabis and 20g of ‘Ice’. From an extended room of the kitchen, officers recovered about 1,110g of cannabis and 160g of heroin.
Following intensive investigations, in the late afternoon of 7 June, CNB officers arrested another suspected drug trafficker, a 48-year-old male Singaporean, in the vicinity of Telok Blangah Road. From within a black bag found at the back of the driver’s
seat, a total of about 550g of heroin was recovered. A follow-up raid of the 48-year-old male’s residence in Bukit Batok East Avenue 5 yielded a small amount of cannabis.
Large ‘Ice’ haul at Buangkok
In another one of the cases during this island-wide operation, in the early hours of 8 June 2017, CNB officers raided a unit in Buangkok Crescent and arrested four suspected drug offenders within the unit. Officers also recovered a total of about 730g
of ‘Ice’, estimated to be worth more than S$87,000, from within the unit.
Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing. The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty for those convicted of trafficking in more than 500g of cannabis. 1,000g of cannabis is sufficient to feed the addiction
of about 143 drug abusers for a week. The Misuse of Drugs Act also provides for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g. 15g of diamorphine is equivalent to 1,250 straws, which is sufficient to feed the
addiction of about 180 abusers for a week. Any person convicted of trafficking more than 250g of methamphetamine may also face the death penalty. 250g of methamphetamine is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 185 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
9 JUNE 2017
Photo 1: Drugs and cash seized during CNB operation on 6 and 7 June 2017.
Photo 2: ‘Ice’ seized in CNB operation at Buangkok Crescent on 8 June 2017.