CNB 4-Day Island-Wide Operation 94 Drug Offenders Arrested

08 Nov 2019

          In the latest island-wide operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from the morning of 4 November to the morning of 8 November 2019, a total of 94 suspected drug offenders were arrested and about 314g of ‘Ice’, 81g of cannabis, 18g of heroin, 384g of ketamine, 498 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 652 Erimin-5 tablets and 40g of new psychoactive substances were seized.

2          This island-wide operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force and some of the areas covered included Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Jurong, Pasir Ris, Senja, Tiong Bahru, Woodlands and Yishun.

Children caught up in drug arrest

3          In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, on 4 November, CNB officers arrested a 47-year-old female Singaporean suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Jurong West Street 91.  Two small packets of ‘Ice’, suspected to belong to her, were recovered.

4          At the time of arrest, the suspect had three young children with her. One of them, a one-year-old girl the suspect was helping to babysit, was subsequently handed over to her biological mother.  The other two children - a six-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl - were the suspect’s biological grandchildren.  CNB’s multiple attempts to contact the children’s biological mother were unsuccessful.  The two children have since been referred to the Ministry of Social and Family Development’s Child Protective Service.

Sizeable seizure, four Singaporean males arrested

5          In another of the case during this island-wide operation, in the evening of 6 November, CNB officers spotted two suspected drug traffickers – a 38-year-old and a 39-year-old, both male Singaporeans –in the vicinity of Jalan Rengkam.  Officers later observed the 38-year-old male getting into a black car.  Shortly after, the suspect alighted from the black car, carrying a blue plastic bag, and rejoined the 39-year-old male suspect, while the black car departed the vicinity.  A party of CNB officers tailed the black car, while another party of officers moved in to arrest the 38-year-old and 39-year-old just as they had gotten into another car, parked in the vicinity of Hougang Street 31.  From within the car, a blue plastic bag containing about 119g of ‘Ice’ was found.

Drugs found in car in CNB's operation on 6 Nov 2019  Drugs found in car in CNB's operation on 6 Nov 2019 
Photos 1 and 2 (CNB): One of the vehicles found to have contained drugs in CNB’s operation on 6 November 2019.

6          CNB officers from the Special Task Force who were tailing the black car intercepted it at the junction of Pasir Ris Drive 1 and Loyang Avenue when an opportune moment arose.  The two suspects, a 27-year-old and a 29-year-old, both male Singaporeans, were arrested, and a search of the car found about 5g of ‘Ice’, 10 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and cash of S$7,585.

7          Follow-up raids at the residential units of all the four suspects were conducted.  Drugs were found within the units of the 27-year-old and the 38-year-old suspects, consisting of:




About 81g of cannabis, 135g of ‘Ice’, 381g of ketamine, 318 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 549 Erimin-5 tablets.



About 3g of ketamine, 5g of ‘Ice’, 101 Erimin-5 tablets and 160 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets.


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