Drugs and drug paraphernalia found within the unit located in the vicinity of Woodlands Drive 62 on 27 February 2019 (Source: CNB).

136 suspected drug offenders arrested in latest island-wide operation

A total of 136 suspected drug offenders were arrested in the latest island-wide operation carried out by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from the morning of 25 February to the morning of 8 March 2019, which saw the seizure of about 3.8kg of heroin, 96g of ‘Ice’, 88g of cannabis, 83g of new psychoactive substance (NPS), a gramme of cocaine, 56 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, five packets of LSDs and two Erimin-5 tablets.

In a press release on Friday (8 March), the authority said that this island-wide operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force and some of the areas covered included Balestier, Bukit Merah, Geylang, Hougang, Jurong, Serangoon, Tampines and Woodlands.

In one of the cases during this island-wide operation, on 27 February, CNB said that its officers arrested a 61-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman, both Singaporeans, in the vicinity of Woodlands Drive 62.

Cash amounting to S$16,840 was recovered from the man, it noted.

Officers then raided the rented unit of the man, in the same vicinity, and found about 3.75kg of heroin, 89g of ‘Ice’, 54 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, two Erimin-5 tablets and 36 bottles of methadone in the unit. Drug paraphernalia such as improvised drug-smoking utensils, digital weighing scales and empty plastic sachets were also recovered from the unit.

A 45-year-old Singaporean female suspect was also arrested within the unit, CNB added.

Drugs and drug paraphernalia found within the unit located in the vicinity of Woodlands Drive 62 on 27 February 2019 (Source: CNB).
Drugs and drug paraphernalia found within the unit located in the vicinity of Woodlands Drive 62 on 27 February 2019 (Source: CNB).

Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested persons are ongoing, the authority stated, noting that 3.75kg of heroin is enough to feed the addiction of about 1,786 abusers for a week.