CNB 11-day island-wide operation. 110 drug offenders arrested.

03 Nov 2017

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) carried out the latest island-wide operation between 23 October to the morning of 3 November 2017. The 11-day operation saw the arrest of 110 suspected drug offenders. Drugs seized in this latest island-wide operation included about 737g of heroin, 667g of cannabis, 356g of ‘Ice’, 242 Erimin-5 tablets, 230 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 30g of synthetic cannabis, one LSD stamp and a small amount of cocaine. The entire haul of drugs from this island-wide operation was estimated to be worth more than S$128,000.

This island-wide operation was led by CNB and supported by Singapore Police Force officers across all six Police land divisions. Some of the areas covered included Beach Road, Bukit Merah, Choa Chu Kang, Geylang, Ghim Moh, Joo Chiat, Redhill, River Valley, Sembawang and Toa Payoh. As part of the island-wide operation, enforcement action against several public entertainment outlets in the Selegie and Clarke Quay area was conducted, and 20 persons were arrested for suspected drug-related offences.

Poly-drug trafficker arrested in Sembawang

In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, on 25 October, CNB officers apprehended a suspected drug trafficker – a 31-year-old male Singaporean - when his car came to a stop at a petrol kiosk in the vicinity of Sembawang Road. A search was conducted subsequently and a total of about 163g of heroin, 79g of ‘Ice’, 33 Erimin-5 tablets and one LSD stamp were recovered from within the car. The haul of drugs from this case was estimated to be worth more than S$25,000. Some of the ‘Ice’ seized were concealed in candy packaging.

Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing.


Photo of drugs concealed in candy wrappers

Photo of drugs concealed in candy wrappers

Photos 1 & 2: Candy packaging concealing ‘Ice’, seized in CNB operation on 25 October 2017.