As part of regular enforcement efforts to keep Singapore’s streets safe from drugs, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) launched an island-wide operation over a 4-day period from 15 June 2015 to the morning of 19 June 2015. This latest island-wide strike saw the arrest of 86 suspected drug offenders, and the drugs seized included 157g of heroin, 160g of ‘Ice’, 27g of ketamine, 82 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 293 Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount of cannabis.
The operation was supported by officers from the Singapore Police Force, and the areas covered included Bukit Merah, Bukit Panjang, Boon Lay, Geylang Bahru, Marsiling, Tampines, Toa Payoh and Woodlands. Investigations on all the suspects are ongoing.
Poly-drug Trafficker Arrested
CNB officers raided a unit in the vicinity of Geylang Bahru in one of the operations carried out in this island-wide strike on 17 June 2015. A 25-year-old male Singaporean suspected drug abuser was arrested within the unit. The drugs recovered within the unit included small amounts of ‘Ice’, ketamine and cannabis. An improvised drug-smoking apparatus was also recovered.
Based on follow-up investigations on the 25-year-old, CNB officers proceeded to arrest a suspected drug trafficker, a 39-year-old male Singaporean, in the vicinity. About 25g of ‘Ice and 50 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were recovered from him.
Officers proceeded to search the 39-year-old’s vehicle parked nearby. From within the vehicle, officers recovered about 278 Erimin-5 tablets, 25 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 25g of ketamine, 32g of ‘Ice’ and a small amount of heroin. Various drug paraphernalia, including a digital weighing scale, were also found.
Officers then proceeded to raid the hideout of the 39-year-old male; a private housing unit in Pasir Ris. Small amounts of various drugs, including ‘Ice’, ketamine, heroin and ‘Ecstasy’ were seized.
Investigations into the drug trafficking activities of the 39-year-old male are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
19 JUNE 2015
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CNB Photo 1: A suspect arrested during one of the operations.