In the latest island-wide operation carried out by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from the morning of 25 February to the morning of 8 March 2019, a total of 136 suspected drug offenders were arrested. The operation saw the seizure of about 3.8kg of heroin, 96g of ‘Ice’, 88g of cannabis, 83g of new psychoactive substance (NPS), a gramme of cocaine, 56 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, five packets of LSDs and two Erimin-5 tablets.
2 This island-wide operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force and some of the areas covered included Balestier, Bukit Merah, Geylang, Hougang, Jurong, Serangoon, Tampines and Woodlands.
Large seizure from poly-drug trafficker
3 In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, on 27 February, CNB officers arrested a 61-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman, both Singaporeans, in the vicinity of Woodlands Drive 62. Cash amounting to S$16,840 was recovered from the man.
4 Officers then raided the rented unit of the man, in the same vicinity, and found about 3.75kg of heroin, 89g of ‘Ice’, 54 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, two Erimin-5 tablets and 36 bottles of methadone in the unit. Drug paraphernalia such as improvised drug-smoking utensils, digital weighing scales and empty plastic sachets were also recovered from the unit. A 45-year-old Singaporean female suspect was also arrested within the unit.
Photo 1 (CNB): Drugs and drug paraphernalia found within the unit located in the vicinity of Woodlands Drive 62 on 27 February 2019.
Photo 2 (CNB): Drugs and drug paraphernalia found within the unit located in the vicinity of Woodlands Drive 62 on 27 February 2019.
5 Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing. 3.75kg of heroin is enough to feed the addiction of about 1,786 abusers for a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
8 MARCH 2019