The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) conducted an 11-day island-wide operation, from 6 February to the morning of 17 February, which saw the arrest of 104 suspected drug offenders and seizure of about 1,200g of heroin, 190g of cannabis, 150g of ‘Ice’,
365 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 136 Erimin-5 tablets and 38 LSD stamps. The drugs seized in this operation were estimated to be worth more than S$120,000.
The operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force and areas covered included Balestier, Bishan, Choa Chu Kang, Hougang, Jurong, Kaki Bukit, Marsiling, Toa Payoh and Ubi.
Drugs delivered by parcel post
In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, on 11 February, a suspicious parcel containing 101 tablets believed to be controlled drugs and an assortment of toys was referred to the Central Narcotics Bureau.
Following investigations, CNB officers raided the residence of a 46-year-old local male on 16 February, in the vicinity of Admiralty Drive. This local male was the intended recipient of the parcel and its contents. From within the unit, a
total of 483 tablets suspected to be controlled drugs were recovered. 100 of the tablets recovered were concealed within a black-coloured wrapping made to appear like a bar of soap [see photos below]. CNB officers also recovered 112 nitrazepam
tablets, a substance listed under the Poisons Act. Preliminary investigations indicated that the suspect had purchased the tablets online.
Photos: Tablets suspected to be controlled drugs, concealed within a wrapping made to appear like a bar of soap, recovered in CNB operation on 16 February 2017.
Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested suspects are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
17 FEBRUARY 2017