A total of 192 suspected drug offenders were arrested in the Central Narcotics Bureau’s latest island-wide anti-drug enforcement operation from the morning of 22 July to the morning of 2 August 2019. Drugs consisting of about 499g of ‘Ice’, 99g of heroin, 113g of cannabis, 8g of ketamine, 5 Ecstasy tablets, 56 Erimin-5 tablets, 102g of new psychoactive substances (NPS), 5 bottles of GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate) and 1 bottle of Methadone, estimated to be worth more than S$65,000, were seized.
2 This island-wide operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force and some of the areas covered in this island-wide operation included Bedok, Bukit Merah, Choa Chu Kang, Hougang, Punggol, Sembawang, Tampines, Telok Blangah and Yishun.
Seized: ‘Ice’ worth more than S$33,000 and cash amounting to S$13,390
3 In one of the cases, on the morning of 1 August, four suspected drug offenders, including a 30-year-old Singaporean male, were arrested in separate locations in the vicinities of Orchard Towers and the International Building. A 21-year-old Malaysian male was also arrested at the junction of Shenton Way and Maxwell Road. Cash amounting to S$13,390 was also seized from both the suspects.
4 Officers had earlier in the day spotted the 21-year-old hopping onto his motorcycle to make a hasty exit from a carpark in the vicinity of Orchard Towers. Prior to this, he had disposed a plastic bag in the said carpark. The plastic bag, which was recovered by officers at the scene, was found to contain about 336g of ‘Ice’ worth more than S$33,000. 336g of ‘Ice’ can feed the addiction of about 192 abusers for a week.
Photo-1 (CNB): Drugs and cash seized in one of CNB’s island-wide operation on 1 Aug 2019. The island-wide operation from 22 July to 2 August 2019 saw the arrest of 192 suspected drug offenders.
Photos 2 and 3 (CNB): Drugs and cash recovered from 21-year-old Malaysian male in CNB’s operation on 1 August 2019. The 21-year-old had disposed of a plastic bag containing about 336g of ‘Ice’ in the carpark in the vicinity of Orchard Towers before his subsequent arrest at the junction of Shenton Way and Maxwell Road.
5 Investigation into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
3 AUGUST 2019