An operation ran by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from 14 to 25 September had resulted in an arrest of 162 suspected drug offenders, including a 14-year-old Singaporean girl.
According to the CNB, the two-week islandwide operation involved raids in Jurong West, Bukit Panjang, Paya Lebar, Balestier, and Tampines.
A total of about 870g of heroin, about 586g of “Ice”, about 176g of ketamine, about 47g of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), 322 “Ecstacy” tablets, 203 Erimin-5 tablets, as well as 13 bottles containing GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) – estimated to be worth about S$260,000 – were seized.
It was reported that a 38-year-old male suspect was arrested in the vicinity of Eng Hoon Street on 14 September. A total of ten “Ecstacy” tablets and a packet containing about 3g of powdered mixture, believed to contain a mix of “Ice” and “Ecstacy”, were recovered.
As he was brought to return to his hideout in the same vicinity, a 30-year-old female was then arrested. A search conducted in the unit revealed 55 packets containing about 322g of “Ice”, 51 packets containing about 148g of ketamine, 31 packets containing 185 “Ecstasy” tablets, 88 Erimin-5 tablets, and a packet containing about 11g of powdered mixture, believed to contain a mix of “Ice” and “Ecstasy”.
Cash amounting to S$20,000 and various drug paraphernalia were also recovered from the unit.
The CNB officers had also raided two hotel rooms in the vicinity of Beach Road, following which five Singaporeans aged between 34 and 56 were arrested on 24 September.
A total of 122 packets containing about 858g of heroin, 71 packets containing about 133g of “Ice”, 104 “Ecstasy” tablets, and one Erimin-5 tablet were recovered from two rooms in the hotel.
What’s more, a “Karambit” knife was also seized in one of the rooms, along with various drug paraphernalia.
As the CNB officers raided one of the hotel rooms and arrested a couple aged 35 and 36, their 12-year-old son was found to be present as well. The drugs were displayed openly in front of the son in the hotel room.
The Bureau stated that the 12-year-old boy was arranged to have his welfare taken care of. He was subsequently placed in the safe custody of a next-of-kin.
Investigations are still in progress.