In the latest island-wide operation launched by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), 103 drug offenders were arrested over a 4-day period from 4 May 2015 to the morning of 8 May 2015. The haul of drugs from this island-wide operation included about 24g of heroin, 13g of ‘Ice’, 10g of cannabis and seven Erimin-5 tablets.
The operation was supported by officers from the Singapore Police Force and the areas covered included Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Bukit Batok, Bukit Merah, Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang, Jurong, Woodlands and Yishun. Investigations on all the suspects are ongoing.
Trafficker to Youth Abuser Arrested
In one of the operations carried out on 4 May 2015, a suspected drug trafficker who was supplying drugs to youths was arrested. On 4 May 2015, CNB officers arrested three youths, aged 15, 17 and 19, for suspected abuse of ‘Ice’. Follow-up investigations on these three youths led to the arrest of a second group of three youths, two aged 15, one aged 17 years. All six youths are Singaporean males.
From follow-up investigations into the second group of youths, CNB officers proceeded to arrest the suspected drug trafficker who had supplied ‘Ice’ to one of the 15-year-old. Just slightly after midnight on 5 May 2015, CNB officers arrested the suspected drug trafficker, a 26-year-old female Singaporean. One small packet of ‘Ice’ was recovered from her.
Officers proceeded to raid the unit the 26-year-old female was residing together with her boyfriend. From within the unit, three small packets of ‘Ice’ were seized. An improvised drug-smoking apparatus, a digital weighing scale and several empty plastic packets were also seized. A 27-year-old male Singaporean, the boyfriend of the 26 year-old female, was also arrested.
Investigations into the drug trafficking activities of the 26-year-old female are ongoing. She faces the possibility of enhanced penalties for trafficking to a young person, which carries a minimum of ten years’ imprisonment. Females are exempted from caning.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
8 MAY 2015
A suspect arrested during one of the operations