CNB 11-day island-wide operation. 92 drug offenders arrested.

14 Oct 2016

In a sustained 11-day island-wide operation carried out by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), from 3 October to the morning of 14 October, a total of 92 suspected drug offenders were arrested, with seizures of about 315g of heroin, 136g of ‘Ice’, 113g of ketamine, 41g of cannabis, 232 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 97 Erimin-5 tablets.

The operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force and areas covered included Ang Mo Kio, Balestier, Bishan, Bukit Merah, Hougang, Jurong, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Senja, Tampines, Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Yishun.

Heroin & ‘Ice’ trafficker arrested in Tampines

In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, on 4 October, CNB officers arrested a 28-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Tampines Central. Officers recovered about 90g of heroin, a small amount of ‘Ice’, one weighing scale and numerous empty plastic packets from the man. Within the man’s residence, two suspected drug abusers – a 26-year-old female and a 29-year-old male, both Singaporeans – were arrested. Within the unit, officers recovered about 39g of heroin and 22g of ‘Ice’. A small amount of heroin was also recovered from the 29-year-old man.

Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing. The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) trafficked exceeds 15g. 15g of diamorphine is equivalent to 1,250 straws, which is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 180 abusers for a week[1].

14 OCTOBER 2016

Photo-1: CNB officers escorting arrested drug suspects, during CNB’s 11-day island-wide operation from 3 to 14 October 2016.

CNB officers escorting arrested drug suspects

[1] This is estimated using a typical purity level of 4%, based on drug seizures in recent years. The number of straws that are actually made may vary according to the purity level of the heroin used in the straws.