Suspected Drug Abuser Arrested, Leading to Arrest of Two for Drug Trafficking and Five Others for Drug Abuse

01 Apr 2023

          Officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested eight men of ages between 25 and 39 years old for suspected drug offences. During the operation, a total of about 65g of ‘Ice’, 83g of ketamine, a packet of ‘Ecstasy’ tablets weighing about 110g and 24 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, and 32g of substances believed to be controlled drugs, with an estimated street value of $37,000 were seized.

2.        On 31 March, acting on information, CNB officers arrested a 39-year-old man from within a residential unit at Ang Mo Kio Ave 3. The man was hiding in the bathroom when CNB officers arrived and a total of 1g of ‘Ice’ and drug paraphernalia were recovered from the toilet bowl. CNB officers also recovered drug paraphernalia from the ground floor below the toilet window.

3.        In a follow up operation the same night, CNB officers intercepted a 29-year-old man in a vehicle in the vicinity of Selegie Road. The man was placed under arrest for suspected drug trafficking offences. About 64g of ‘Ice’, 66g of ketamine, a packet of ‘Ecstasy’ tablets weighing about 110g, and 32g of substances believed to be controlled drugs were seized from the vehicle.

4.       CNB officers also arrested a 25-year-old man for suspected drug trafficking offences in a nightspot located in the vicinity of Prinsep Street. Five other men aged between 26 and 28 were also arrested on suspicion of drug abuse. The 25-year-old man was escorted to his vehicle and CNB officers recovered a total of about 17g of ketamine and 24 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets from within the vehicle.

CNB drug bust (1 April 2023)

Photo 1 (CNB): CNB officers arrested a 29-year-old man from a vehicle parked in the vicinity of Selegie Road in a CNB operation conducted on 31 March 2023.

CNB drug bust (1 April 2023)

CNB drug bust (1 April 2023)

Photos 2 and 3 (CNB): 
Controlled drugs including ‘Ice’ and ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were seized from the vehicle in the vicinity of Selegie Road in a CNB operation on 31 March 2023.

5.      SUPT Stanley Seah, Deputy Director of Intelligence Division, said of the operations:

“The operations on 31 March were well-timed and allowed us to swiftly arrest two suspected drug traffickers as well as several drug abusers, most of whom were at nightspots. The operation is aimed at preventing drugs from proliferating on our streets and nightspots. As activity resumes after the pandemic, the Central Narcotics Bureau has also resumed our anti-drug operations at nightspots. CNB enforcement actions are necessary to keep drug-free Singapore by bringing those who choose to traffic or abuse drugs to the law. Our advice is clear – stay away from drugs. CNB will not hesitate to take firm action against drug offenders.”

6.         Investigations into the drug activities of all arrested suspects are ongoing.


1 April 2023