The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) carried out an 11-day island-wide operation from 18 June to the morning of 29 June, which saw 114 suspected drug offenders netted. About 163g of ‘Ice’, 151g of heroin, 92g of cannabis, 30 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 2g of ketamine and 138 Erimin-5 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 Anchorvale, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Bukit Merah, Bukit Panjang, Compassvale, Potong Pasir, Punggol, Toa Payoh and Yishun.
Poly-drug trafficker arrested in Yishun
3 In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, on 18 June 2018, CNB officers arrested a 59-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Yishun Ring Road. A raid of the suspect’s hideout, a unit in the same vicinity, saw the recovery of a total of 138 Erimin-5 tablets, 28 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, about 70g of ‘Ice’, about 34g of ketamine, a small amount of heroin, a small amount of ‘Ecstasy’ powder and about 5g of vegetable substances suspected to contain controlled drugs. A 29-year-old male foreign national and a 36-year-old local male – both suspected drug abusers – were also arrested within the unit. During this operation, a 47-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug abuser was also arrested at the void deck of a block in the vicinity.
Drug abuser continued abusing ‘Ice’ despite pregnancy
4 In a separate case during this island-wide operation, in the afternoon hours of 27 June 2018, CNB officers raided a unit in the vicinity of Yishun Avenue 4 and arrested two suspected drug traffickers therein, a 25-year-old and a 28-year-old, both Singaporean females. From within the unit, officers recovered about 9g of ‘Ice’ and various drug-smoking apparatus. The two children of the 28-year-old suspect, aged 3 and 6, were playing outside the unit when both suspects were arrested. They have since been handed over to their grandmother, the suspect’s mother. The 28-year-old suspect was also heavily pregnant with another child and preliminary investigations found that she had continued to abuse ‘Ice’ despite her pregnancy.
5 Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
29 JUNE 2018
Photo-1 (CNB): Drugs (including Erimin-5, ‘Ice’ and ‘Ecstasy’) recovered from within a unit in vicinity of Yishun Ring Road, on 18 June 2018.
Photo-2 (CNB): CNB officers escorting an arrested suspect, during CNB’s island-wide operation from 18 to 29 June 2018.