78 arrested in CNB 4-day island-wide operation

05 Aug 2016

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) carried out an island-wide operation from 1 August 2016 to the morning of 5 August 2016, arresting a total of 78 suspected drug offenders. A total of about 1kg of cannabis, 690g of heroin, 131g of ‘Ice’, 905 Erimin-5 tablets, 76 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, a small amount of ketamine and 500ml of Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB) were seized. The estimated street value of the seized drugs is over S$109,000.

The operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force and the areas covered included Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Chai Chee, Hougang, Jurong, Marsiling, Serangoon, Toa Payoh and Woodlands.

Operation seizing over 620g of heroin and 40g of ‘Ice’

In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, CNB officers arrested three suspected drug offenders and seized about 620g of heroin and 40g of ‘Ice’. The drugs are estimated to have a street value of more than S$48,000.

On 4 August 2016 at about 3.30pm, CNB officers arrested a 52-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Serangoon Avenue 3. A straw of heroin was recovered from him. Officers then raided his residence, where officers recovered heroin and a digital weighing scale. A 60-year-old suspected drug abuser was also arrested.

Follow-up investigations led officers to a suspected drug trafficker, a 57-year-old Singaporean female. The female was arrested in the vicinity of Chai Chee Road, and over 40g of heroin was recovered from her. Officers proceeded to raid her residence, seizing about 580g of heroin, about 40g of ‘Ice’ and some drug paraphernalia. S$31,400 in cash was also seized from her.

Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing. The Misuse of Drugs Act 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[1].

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
5 AUGUST 2016

Photo 1: Heroin, ‘Ice’ and cash seized during CNB operation on 4 August 2016.


Photo 1: Heroin, ‘Ice’ and cash seized during CNB operation on 4 August 2016.

Photo 2: Heroin seized during CNB operation on 4 August 2016.

Photo 2: Heroin seized during CNB operation on 4 August 2016.

[1] This is estimated using a typical purity level of 4%, based on drug seizures in recent years. The number of straws that are actually made may vary according to the purity level of the heroin used in the straws.

Last updated: 6 Jul 2017