In yet another island-wide operation carried out by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from 27 November to the morning of 1 December 2017, a total of 162 drug offenders were arrested. Drugs seized in this island-wide operation amounted to 158g of ‘Ice’, 65g of heroin, 14g of cannabis, 1.2kg of synthetic cannabis, 187 Erimin-5 tablets, 13 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 13 LSD stamps and four ‘Yaba’ (methamphetamine) tablets.
2 The operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force, and some of the areas covered included Ang Mo Kio, Bedok Reservoir, Buangkok, Geylang, Hougang, Jurong, Potong Pasir, Punggol, Serangoon and Tampines.
Poly-drug trafficker arrested in Geylang
3 In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, on 30 November 2017, a suspected drug trafficker – a 51-year-old male Singaporean – was arrested in the back alley of Geylang Lorong 24A. The suspect was brought to his hideout in the same vicinity, and CNB officers recovered a total of about 61g of ‘Ice’, 185 Erimin-5 tablets, eight ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, a small amount of cannabis, four digital weighing scales and a drug-smoking apparatus from within the unit.
4 Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
1 DECEMBER 2017
Photo-1: Drugs and drug paraphernalia recovered from within the hideout of a 51-year-old suspected drug trafficker arrested in Geylang on 30 November 2017.