Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested five youths aged between 19 and 23 for suspected drug offences in an anti-drug operation conducted on 1 November 2023. During the operations, a total of about
5,487g of cannabis, 751g of ‘Ice’, 63g of heroin, 10g of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps, 380g of ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 590 Erimin-5 tablets, with an estimated street value of $507,000 were seized. The seizure of 5,487g
of cannabis, 751g of ‘Ice’ and 63g of heroin can feed the addiction of about 1,240 abusers for a week.
2. The first phase of the operation commenced in the afternoon of 1 November, where CNB officers arrested a 21-year-old Singaporean woman for suspected drug offences in a residential unit in the vicinity of Buangkok
Crescent. Forced entry was effected as the suspect had refused to comply with the lawful orders of the officers to open the door. From within the residential unit, CNB officers recovered about 2,297g of cannabis, 216g of ‘Ice’, 63g of
heroin, 10g of LSD stamps, 211g of ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 260 Erimin-5 tablets.
3. In a follow-up operation the same day, CNB officers arrested a 19-year-old Singaporean teenage boy and two foreign men, aged 20 and 21, for suspected drug offences in the vicinity of Duchess Avenue.
4. In the second phase of the operation on 1 November, CNB officers arrested a 23-year-old Singaporean man for suspected drug offences in a residential unit in the vicinity of Petir Road. Forced entry was effected
as the suspect had refused to comply with the lawful orders of the officers to open the door. CNB officers then escorted the suspect to a car and from within the car, recovered about 3,190g of cannabis, 535g of ‘Ice’, 169g of ‘Ecstasy’
tablets and 330 Erimin-5 tablets.
Photo (CNB): Controlled drugs including cannabis, ‘Ice’ and heroin were seized in the vicinities of Buangkok Crescent and Petir Road in CNB operations conducted on 1 November 2023.
5. Under Section 5 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1973, it is an offence for a person, on his or her own behalf, or on behalf of any other person, whether or not that other person is in Singapore, to traffic in
a controlled drug, offer to traffic in a controlled drug; or to do or offer to do any act preparatory to or for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled drug. If a person is found guilty of trafficking more than 250g of methamphetamine or 500g
of cannabis, he or she may face the mandatory death penalty.
6. DAC Chang Gim Fook, Deputy Director of Intelligence Division, said of the operations:
“Yesterday’s anti-drug operations saw large seizures of cannabis and other controlled drugs, and the arrests of young drug offenders. Drugs are highly addictive, can destroy lives and tear families apart, but syndicates have no qualms
in getting young people addicted to drugs and involved in serious drug offences. CNB is committed to keeping up the pressure against drug syndicates and traffickers and will continue to target them to prevent harm to individuals and society.”
7. Investigations into all arrested suspects are ongoing.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
3 November 2023