The latest island-wide operation carried out by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), from the morning of 2 June to the morning of 7 June 2018, saw the arrest of 91 suspected drug offenders and the seizure of about 48g of ‘Ice’, 12g of heroin, 32g of cannabis, 23 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 1g of ketamine, 1g of cocaine, 55 Erimin-5 tablets and three LSD stamps.
2 This latest island-wide operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force and some of the areas covered included Bishan, Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Marsiling, Punggol, Tampines, Teck Whye and Toa Payoh.
3 In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, in the early hours of 5 June, CNB officers raided a drug den, a unit in the vicinity of Chin Swee Road. Two suspected drug traffickers – a 29-year-old female and a 34-year-old male, both Singaporeans – were arrested therein. Four suspected drug abusers were also arrested within the unit (a 22-year-old female, a 29-year-old male, a 31-year-old male – all Singaporeans, and a 28-year-old Malaysian male). A total of about 26g of ‘Ice’, a digital weighing scale and some improvised drug-smoking apparatus’ were recovered from within the unit. A four-year-old girl, child of the 22-year-old female suspected abuser, was with the mother during the raid. CNB officers noted that sachets of ‘Ice’ were strewn around the unit, within possible reach of the child. The Bureau has worked with the Ministry of Social and Family Development’s Child Protective Services to ensure that the girl receives continued care under an immediate family member and is supported in the community with services.
4 Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
8 JUNE 2018
Photo-1 (CNB): CNB officers conducting a search at a unit in Chin Swee Road on 5 June 2018. A four-year-old child was in the unit with the mother, a 22-year-old suspected drug abuser.
Photo-2 (CNB): Drugs and drug paraphernalia seized in CNB raid at a unit in Chin Swee Road on 5 June 2018.