104 suspected drug offenders were arrested and about 551g of ‘Ice’, 308g of new psychoactive substances, 57g of cannabis, seven Erimin-5 tablets, an ‘Ecstasy’ tablet and some GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) were seized in an island-wide anti-drug enforcement operation carried out by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from the morning of 22 April to the morning of 26 April 2019.
In a press release on Friday (26 April), the bureau stated that this island-wide operation was supported by the Singapore Police Force and some of the areas covered included Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Eunos, Marsiling, Simei, Woodlands and Yishun.
CNB said that on the afternoon of 22 April 2019, officers deployed to the vicinity of Bedok North Street 2 observed a 35-year-old Singaporean male leaving the area in a car together with another 34-year-old Singaporean male.
Their car arrived in the vicinity of Tuas View Square first, while a lorry driven by a 46-year-old Malaysian male lorry driver arrived in the same vicinity shortly after and stopped beside the car. The two vehicles parted ways shortly after, not knowing that they were trailed by CNB officers.
Officers then intercepted the car along Eunos Road 5 and arrested the two male Singaporeans. A black bag, which contained about 514g of ‘Ice’, worth about S$51,000, was recovered from under the front passenger seat of the car where the 34-year-old was seated.
While the lorry was separately trailed to Penjuru Lane and the Malaysian male was arrested after he alighted from the lorry. A total of more than S$1,200 cash were also seized from the three suspects.
According to the bureau, the subsequent search of the two male Singaporeans’ residences further uncovered two Erimin-5 tablets, two unknown yellow tablets and two improvised drug utensils belonging to the 35-year-old, and a small amount of ‘Ice’ belonging to the 34-year-old.
Investigations into the drug activities of all suspects are ongoing.
The bureau noted that 514g of ‘Ice’ is enough to feed the addiction of about 294 abusers for a week.