The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) carried out a five-day island-wide operation from the morning of 21 January to the morning of 26 January, which saw the arrest of 99 suspected drug offenders. About 570g of cannabis, 268g of ‘Ice’, 46g of heroin, 30g of ketamine, 62 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 56 Erimin-5 tablets, 12 ‘Yaba’ tablets, some methadone and GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate). The seizure from this island-wide operation was estimated to be worth more than S$52,000.
The operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force and the Health Sciences Authority, and the areas covered included Ang Mo Kio, Balestier, Clementi, Geylang, Toa Payoh and Woodlands.
Poly-drug trafficker arrested
In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, a 34-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker was arrested on 22 January 2018. From within his hideout in the vicinity of Rangoon Road, officers recovered a total of about 268g of ‘Ice’, 89g of cannabis, 10g of ketamine, 62 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 50 Erimin-5 tablets, 12 ‘Yaba’ tablets and a bottle of liquid suspected to be liquid ‘Ecstasy’. One of the small packets of ‘Ice’ recovered was packed and concealed to appear as chocolate snack. Various drug paraphernalia were also recovered from within the unit, including three digital weighing scales. A 36-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug offender was also arrested within the unit. The seized drugs were estimated to be worth about S$34,000.
Photo-1: ‘Ice’ packed and concealed to appear as chocolate snack, recovered from a suspected drug trafficker’s hideout in the vicinity of Rangoon Road, on 22 January 2018.
Photo-2: Variety of drugs (including ‘Ice’, cannabis, ketamine and Erimin-5) seized from a suspected drug trafficker’s hideout in the vicinity of Rangoon Road, on 22 January 2018.
Large cannabis seizure
In another separate case this week, in the morning of 25 January, CNB officers arrested a suspected drug trafficker – a 56-year-old Singaporean male – in a multi-storey carpark in the vicinity of Woodlands Ring Road. CNB officers searched the man and recovered a total of about 28g of cannabis and 13g of heroin on him.
Officers subsequently brought the man to his residence in the same vicinity, and from within the unit, recovered a total of about 451g of cannabis, 25g of heroin, two bottles of methadone, a digital weighing scale and a bottle containing orange-coloured liquid suspected to contain controlled drugs. The drugs seized were estimated to be worth about S$18,000.
Photo-3: Cannabis and heroin seized from a 56-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker arrested in the vicinity of Woodlands Ring Road on 25 January 2018.
Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
26 JANUARY 2018