In the latest island-wide operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from 7 July to the morning of 13 July 2018, a total of 95 suspected drug offenders were arrested. About 47g of ‘Ice’, 19g of heroin, 17g of cannabis, 8g of ketamine, 101 Erimin-5 tablets and 34 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were seized in this operation.
2 This latest island-wide operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force, and some of the areas covered included Bukit Merah, Clementi, Eunos, MacPherson, Punggol, Toa Payoh, Tuas and Woodlands.
Poly-drug trafficker arrested
3 In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, in the late afternoon of 10 July, CNB officers arrested a 46-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Paya Lebar Square. A small amount of ‘Ice’ was recovered from the suspect.
4 Officers proceeded to raid the residence of the suspect, in the vicinity of Punggol Central. From within the unit, about 20g of ‘Ice’, 5g of ketamine, 28 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 10 Erimin-5 tablets, three bottles of liquid suspected to contain GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) a digital weighing scale and various drug-smoking apparatus were recovered.
Relapsed drug abuser on ‘Ice’ despite pregnancy
5 In a separate case during this island-wide operation, in the morning of 9 July 2018, CNB officers arrested a suspected drug abuser – a 36-year-old Singaporean female – in the vicinity of Circuit Road. Preliminary investigations found that the suspect is in her early stage of pregnancy and had relapsed into abusing ‘Ice’ despite her pregnancy. It was also found that the suspect has nine other children, all of whom were left in the care of either her mother or her ex-spouse. Arrangements were made with MSF to ensure that the welfare of the children were taken care of.
6 Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
13 JULY 2018
Photo-1 (CNB): One of the 95 suspected drug offenders arrested in CNB’s island-wide operation from 7 July to 13 July 2018.