The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) carried out a sustained 11-day island-wide operation from 16 April to the morning of 27 April 2018, which saw the arrest of 180 suspected drug offenders and the seizure of about 457g of heroin, 66g of ‘Ice’, 22g of ketamine, 12g of cannabis, 78 pieces of LSD, 35 Erimin-5 tablets and 22 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets.
2. The operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force, and some of the areas covered included Ang Mo Kio, Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Geylang, Jurong, Seletar, Tampines, Woodlands and Yishun.
Poly-drug trafficker arrested in Simei
3. In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, on 16 April 2018, three suspected drug offenders – a 28-year-old male, a 33-year-old female and a 37-year-old female, all Singaporeans - were arrested in the vicinity of Simei Street 1. An assortment of drugs and drug paraphernalia were recovered from the 33-year-old female suspect; these consisted of nine ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 20 Erimin-5 tablets, about 16g of ketamine, 15g of ‘Ice’, 5g of cannabis, a small amount of heroin and various drug-smoking apparatus, numerous empty plastic packets and two digital weighing scales. Officers also recovered about 6g of ketamine, 1g of ‘Ice’ and various drug-smoking apparatus from the 37-year-old female suspect.
4. CNB officers proceeded to raid the unit of the 28-year-old male suspect, in the same vicinity. From within the unit, officers recovered 13 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and a small amount of ‘Ice’. A 28-year-old Singaporean female suspected drug abuser was also arrested within the unit.
5. Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
27 APRIL 2018
Photo-1 [CNB]: CNB officers conducting a search of a suspect’s car, during CNB’s 11-day island-wide operation from 16 to 27 April 2018.