CNB 11-day island-wide strike, 110 drug offenders arrested

22 Jul 2016

In the latest island-wide operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), CNB officers carried out a sustained 11-day enforcement blitz, from 11 July 2016 to the morning of 22 July 2016. 110 suspected drug offenders were arrested, and a total of 168g of heroin, 105g of ‘Ice’, 142 Erimin-5 tablets, 53 Ecstasy tablets, 1.5g of cannabis and 4 LSD stamps were seized. The drugs have a total estimated street value of more than S$26,000.

The operation was supported by officers from the Singapore Police Force, and the areas covered included Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Sengkang, Geylang, Bedok and Tampines.

Operation at vicinity of Sophia Road

In one of the operations carried out during this island-wide operation, CNB officers raided a suspected drug den, arresting 11 suspected drug offenders and seizing a large assortment of drugs.

CNB officers were deployed in the vicinity of Sophia Road at about 11pm on 17 July to conduct observation on the suspected drug den, an apartment in the vicinity. A 30-year-old Singaporean male and a 24-year-old female Singaporean were observed to have left the unit and driven off in a car. They were swiftly arrested, and a few packets of ‘Ice’, two ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, a digital weighing scale and an improvised drug apparatus were recovered from the 30-year-old.

Nine other suspected drug offenders, comprising eight males and one female, aged between 20 to 44 years old, were arrested in this operation. A search of the unit recovered 140 Erimin ‘5’ pills, about 78g of heroin, about 20g of ‘Ice’, over 39 pills of ‘Ecstasy’, a small packet of cannabis and some LSD stamps. Digital weighing scales, improvised drug apparatus and drug paraphernalia were also recovered from the apartment and some of the suspected drug offenders. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth over S$12,000.

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

22 JULY 2016

Suspected drug offender arrested during CNB’s island-wide operation

CNB Photo 1: Suspected drug offender arrested during CNB’s island-wide operation