In the latest island-wide anti-drug operation carried out by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), from the morning of 27 August to the morning of 31 August 2018, 82 suspected drug offenders were arrested and about 165g of ‘Ice’, 91g of New Psychoactive Substances, 14g of heroin, 3g of ketamine, nine ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, six Erimin-5 tablets and three bottles containing methadone were seized.
2 This island-wide operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force and some of the areas covered included Ang Mo Kio, Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Geylang, Hougang, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Telok Blangah and Yishun.
Drug hideout in Telok Blangah busted
3 In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, in the afternoon of 29 August, CNB officers raided a unit in the vicinity of Telok Blangah Crescent and arrested a 25-year-old male suspected drug trafficker and a 24-year-old female suspected drug abuser within the unit. Both suspects are Singaporeans. A total of about 32g of ‘Ice’ were recovered from within the unit. The three-month-old baby girl of the female suspect was with the suspect during the raid. Preliminary investigations found that the female suspect had continued to abuse ‘Ice’ during her pregnancy and after the child was born. The Bureau has worked with the Ministry of Social and Family Development’s Child Protective Service to ensure that the baby receives continued care by an extended family member and is supported in the community with services.
Suspected drug trafficker assaulted CNB officers
4 In the early hours of 31 August, CNB officers apprehended a suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Jalan Tenteram. Prior to the arrest, the suspect, a 30-year-old Singaporean male, refused to comply with lawful orders given by the officers. He started throwing punches at the officers and also attempted to choke an officer. Necessary force was effected to restrain and place the suspect under arrest. Prior to a search of suspect’s car, he then passed out and an ambulance was activated to convey the suspect to hospital. A subsequent search of the car saw about 25g of ‘Ice’, a small packet of ketamine, one Erimin-5 tablet and several improvised drug-smoking apparatuses recovered. The five CNB officers who were assaulted have received outpatient treatment. The Police are investigating into the assault on the CNB officers.
5 Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
31 AUGUST 2018
Photo-1 (CNB): CNB officers interviewing 25-year-old male suspected drug trafficker at a unit in vicinity of Telok Blangah Crescent on 29 August 2018. A three-month-old baby was in the unit with the mother, a 24-year-old suspected drug abuser.