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Drugs and drug paraphernalia seized from within a unit in vicinity of River Valley, in CNB operation on 11 February 2019 (Source: CNB).

92 drug offenders arrested in CNB’s 4-day island-wide operation

92 suspected drug offenders were arrested during an island-wide operation from the morning of 11 February to the morning of 15 February 2019 by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).

In a press release on Friday 15 February, CPIB stated that its officers seized about 116g of New Psychoactive Substances, 111g of cannabis, 58g of ‘Ice’, 54g of ketamine, 9g of heroin, 296 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets and 12 Erimin-5 tablets.

Some of the areas covered in this island-wide operation included Buangkok, Choa Chu Kang, Geylang, Jurong, Marsiling, Pasir Ris, Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Yishun, it noted.

In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, in the morning of 11 February, CNB stated that its officers raided a unit in a private apartment in the vicinity of River Valley Close.

A 39-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug trafficker was arrested within the unit.  A total of about 10g of ‘Ice’, 24g of ketamine, 91g of cannabis, 10 Erimin-5 tablets and 42 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were recovered from within the unit.

Cash of more than S$7,000, some foreign currencies and various drug paraphernalia such as drug-taking apparatuses and digital weighing scale were also recovered, it added.

Its officers also proceeded to search the taxi driven by the 39-year-old male suspect, saying that one Erimin-5 tablet and a variety of unknown tablets were recovered from within the taxi.

In another case during this island-wide operation, in the morning of 11 February, CNB said that its officers also arrested two suspected drug abusers – an 18-year-old and a 28-year-old, both Singaporean males – within a unit in the vicinity of Marsiling Lane.

A small amount of ‘Ice’ was recovered within the 28-year-old suspect’s bedroom, where his seven-year-old son was sleeping.

Preliminary investigations found that both suspects have been abusing drugs in the unit, it noted.

In another case during this island-wide operation, in the morning of 12 February, CNB officers also arrested two suspected drug abusers, a 36-year-old Singaporean male and a 29-year-old Singaporean female, within a unit in the vicinity of Buangkok Crescent.

The officers recovered various drug-taking apparatuses and a total of 114 unknown tablets from within the unit.

Two children – a 5-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl – were present during the arrest, the bureau said.

Preliminary investigations found that the female suspect had abused methamphetamine just a day earlier despite being in her eighth month of pregnancy.

According to the bureau, the children concerned are under the care of suitable family members, saying that it is working closely with the Ministry of Social and Family Development to oversee their welfare and ensure that they continue to receive the necessary support.

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