In the latest island-wide anti-drug enforcement operation carried out by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from the morning of 18 November to the morning of 22 November, a total of 70 suspected drug offenders were arrested. Among the 70 arrested include a 15-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker who is being investigated for selling ‘Ice’ to a 14-year-old Singaporean female suspected drug abuser. Drugs seized in this island-wide operation included about 9g of new psychoactive substances, 20g of heroin, 704g of ‘Ice’ and an ‘Ecstasy’ tablet. The drugs seized in this island-wide operation are estimated to be worth about S$71,000.
2 Some of the areas covered in this island-wide operation included Bedok, Choa Chu Kang, Tampines, Telok Blangah and Yishun.
Two cases of sizeable ‘Ice’ seizures
3 In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, on 20 November, CNB officers arrested two suspected drug traffickers – a 22-year-old Singaporean female and a 32-year-old Singaporean male – within a residential unit in the vicinity of Yishun Avenue 11. A total of about 100g of ‘Ice’, an ‘Ecstasy’ tablet and a small amount of green powdery substances suspected to contain controlled drugs were found within the unit. Various drug paraphernalia such as a digital weighing scale and numerous drug-smoking apparatuses were also found within the unit.
Photo-1 (CNB): ‘Ice’ seized in CNB raid on a unit in the vicinity of Yishun Avenue 11 on 20 November 2019.
4 In another of the cases, in the evening of 21 November, CNB officers tailed a 29-year-old Singaporean male suspect when he departed from a residential block in the vicinity of Yishun Street 81. At an opportune moment, the vehicle was intercepted along Mandai Road and the 29-year-old suspect was arrested. From inside the van, about 580g of ‘Ice’, a digital weighing scale and a drug-taking utensil were found.
Photo-2 (CNB): ‘Ice’ seized in a case on 21 November 2019.
5 Investigations into the drug activities of all the suspects are ongoing. The 704g of ‘Ice’ seized is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 402 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
22 NOVEMBER 2019