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Source: CNB.

117 drug offenders arrested in ten-day island-wide operation

117 suspected drug offenders were arrested during the latest island-wide operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from the morning of 21 January to the morning of 1 February 2019.

According to the authority, a total of about 280g of ‘Ice’, 13g of heroin, 27g of cannabis, 2,234 Erimin-5 tablets, 41 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 24g of New Psychoactive Substances and a small amount of ketamine were seized in this operation.

The operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force and some of the areas covered included Bedok, Buangkok, Bukit Batok, Commonwealth, Jurong, Pasir Ris, Serangoon, Tampines and Yishun.

One of the 117 suspected drug offenders arrested in CNB’s island-wide operation from 21 January to 1 February 2019 (Source: CNB).

The authority stated that in one of the cases during this island-wide operation, shortly after midnight on 23 January, CNB officers arrested a 31-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker in the vicinity of Toa Payoh Lorong 1.

From within the residential unit, officers recovered a total of about 84g of ‘Ice’, numerous empty plastic sachets, a digital weighing scale and drug-taking apparatuses, CNB added.

Drug-taking apparatuses seized in CNB operation at Toa Payoh Lorong 1 on 23 January 2019 (Source: CNB).
Small sachet of ‘Ice’ seized in CNB operation at Toa Payoh Lorong 1 on 23 January 2019 (Source: CNB).

In another case, in the morning of 28 January, CNB stated that its officers arrested two suspected drug abusers in the vicinity of Balestier Road.

Preliminary investigations found that the couple, a 31-year-old Singaporean female and a 36-year-old Singaporean male, together with their 10-month-old child, moved frequently from one hotel to another to avoid arrest.

During the raid, the toddler was found to be running a high fever. CNB officers immediately rushed the toddler to hospital for medical examination and treatment.

The authority said that a small amount of ‘Ice’ and various drug paraphernalia were recovered from within the room rented by the couple.

The 31-year-old female was 3 months pregnant with another child and preliminary investigations found that she had continued to abuse ‘Ice’ despite her pregnancy.

According to CNB, the Ministry of Social and Family Development's Child Protective Service has arranged for alternative care for the 10-month old toddler, and will work with the family on the long-term safety and welfare of the child.

Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing.