Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) led an enforcement operation at nightspots located in the vicinity of Orchard Road and Jalan Sultan from 31 March to 1 April 2023. The enforcement operation involved officers from the Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Civil Defence Force to clamp down on illegal activities, including drug offences, crime and fire safety violations.
2. Close to 240 persons in the two nightlife establishments were checked during the enforcement operation, and several of them were tested with the saliva test kits on suspicion of drug consumption. A 43-year-old Singaporean man was arrested for suspected drug-related offences. A 31-year-old man was arrested for being a suspected member of an unlawful society.
Photo 1 (CNB): A 43-year-old Singaporean man was arrested for suspected drug-related offences in anti-drug operations conducted at nightlife establishments from 31 March to 1 April 2023.
Photos 2 and 3 (CNB): Saliva test kits deployed in anti-drug operations conducted at nightlife establishments from 31 March to 1 April 2023.
3. Superintendent Lim Sze Yuk, Commanding Officer of Enforcement ‘G’ Division, said:
“This operation is part of CNB’s ongoing efforts to clamp down on illicit drug activities.
Our enforcement actions at nightspots help keep illicit drugs off Singapore’s streets and allow members of the public to enjoy Singapore’s nightlife safely and unharmed by fellow partygoers under the influence of drugs.
The introduction of saliva test kits into CNB’s suite of tools help increase the testing capacity during our anti-drug operations. Our officers can now choose to deploy the saliva test kits on the spot to supplement other factors before deciding to arrest a person. The test kits are portable and easy to use, and have helped officers make quicker assessment during operations, thereby allowing us to increase the testing rate.”
4. Members of the public who would like to report on suspicious drug-related activities may submit it to us at https://www.eservices.cnb.gov.sg/feedback, or call the CNB hotline at 1800-325-6666.
5. Investigations into the drug activities of all arrested suspects are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
2 April 2023