A total of 87 suspected drug
offenders were arrested in an island-wide operation conducted by the Central
Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from 23 to 27 November 2020. In this island-wide
operation, a total of about 1,118g of ‘Ice’, 764g of heroin, 149g of cannabis, 1g
of ketamine, 1,415g of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), 77 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets,
155 Erimin-5 tablets, two LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps, and five
bottles and a packet containing liquid believed to be liquid methamphetamine were
seized. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth close to $400,000. The
youngest arrested in this island-wide operation is a 16-year-old Singaporean
male suspected drug abuser.
2. Some of the areas covered during this island-wide operation
include Boon Lay, Buangkok and Aljunied.
23 November 2020: Arrests of
five subjects in multiple locations
3. On 23 November 2020, in one of the cases in this island-wide
operation, CNB officers arrested a 39-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity
of Sumang Lane. The 39-year-old male was brought to his residence in the same
residential estate, where a 46-year-old female Singapore PR was later arrested
when she returned to the same unit. A search was conducted, and a total of 15
packets containing about 339g of ‘Ice’, seven ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, and 90
Erimin-5 tablets were recovered from the unit. Five
bottles and a packet containing liquid believed to be liquid methamphetamine concealed
in skincare product packaging were also seized from the unit, along with
various drug paraphernalia.
Photo 1 (CNB): Packets of ‘Ice’ recovered in the vicinity of
Sumang Lane during a CNB operation on 23 November 2020.
Photo 2 (CNB): Bottles containing liquid believed to be liquid
methamphetamine concealed in skincare product packaging recovered in the
vicinity of Sumang Lane during a CNB operation on 23 November 2020.
4. In a follow-up operation, CNB officers raided an industrial
unit in the vicinity of Pasir Panjang Road, and arrested a 47-year-old
Singaporean male and a 28-year-old female foreign national therein.
A total of 0.1g of ‘Ice’ and 60 Erimin-5 tablets were
seized from the 47-year-old male, and about 1gof
‘Ice’ was later recovered from hisresidence in the vicinity of Balestier Road.
23 November 2020: Arrests of
four subjects in the vicinity of Lengkok Bahru
5. On 23 November 2020, in another case from the island-wide
operation, CNB officers raided a residential unit in the vicinity of Lengkok
Bahru, and arrested three suspected drug offenders therein – a 29-year-old
Singaporean male, a 26-year-old Singaporean male and a 19-year-old Singaporean
female. A 26-year-old Singaporean female
who later returned to the same unit was also promptly arrested for suspected
drug activities. A total of six packets containing about 3g of ‘Ice’
were recovered in the unit, while drug paraphernalia were found on the 26-year-old Singaporean female.
Photo 3 (CNB): Packets of ‘Ice’ recovered in the vicinity of
Lengkok Bahru during a CNB operation on 23 November 2020.
6. The 5-year-old
son of the 26-year-old female, and the 4-month-old son of the 19-year-old femalewere also
present during the arrest. Preliminary investigations showed that the 19-year-old femalehad
brought her 4-month-old infant to visit the unit, and later abused drugs along
with the 29-year-old male and 26-year-old male in the unit. Appropriate arrangements
were made to ensure that the welfare of both children were taken care of. Both
children were subsequently placed in the safe custody of a next-of-kin.
26 November 2020: Arrests of
three subjects in the vicinity of Edgefield Plains
7. In another operation on 26 November 2020, CNB officers raided
a residential unit in the vicinity of Edgefield Plains, and arrested a
25-year-old Singaporean male and 24-year-old Singaporean female therein. A
search was conducted in the unit, and a total of 32 packets containing about
631g of ‘Ice’, 3 packets containing about 113g of cannabis, and 16 ‘Ecstasy’
tablets were seized. Cash amounting to $25,393 was also recovered from the
8. During the search of the unit, CNB officers detected a
storeroom behind a false wall. Officers moved in swiftly and arrested a
25-year-old Singaporean male who was hiding in the storeroom. The 25-year-old
male had put up a struggle to resist arrest, and necessary force was used to
Photo 4 (CNB): A
storeroom behind a false wall detected by CNB officers in the vicinity of Edgefield Plains on 26 November 2020, where a 25-year-old
Singaporean male suspect was hiding in.
Photo 5 (CNB):
Packets of ‘Ice’ and cannabis seized in the
vicinity of Edgefield Plains during a CNB operation on 26 November 2020.
9. Investigations into the drug activities of all arrested
suspects are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
28 November 2020