A total of 87 suspected drug offenders were arrested in an island-wide operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from 23 to 27 November.
“The youngest arrested in this island-wide operation is a 16-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug abuser,” said CNB in a press release on Saturday (28 Nov).
A total of about 1,118g of ‘Ice’, 764g of heroin, 149g of cannabis, 1g of ketamine, 1,415g of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), 77 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 155 Erimin-5 tablets, two LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps, and five bottles and a packet containing liquid believed to be liquid methamphetamine were recovered during the operation.
The drugs seized are estimated to be worth close to S$400,000.
According to the bureau, some of the areas covered during the island-wide operation include Boon Lay, Buangkok, and Aljunied.
In one of the cases on 23 November, CNB noted that its officers apprehended a 39-year-old Singaporean male in the vicinity of Sumang Lane.
The suspect was brought to his residence in the same residential estate, where a 46-year-old female Singapore PR was later arrested when she returned to the same unit.
A search was conducted, and a total of 15 packets containing about 339g of ‘Ice’, seven ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, and 90 Erimin-5 tablets were seized from the unit.
Five bottles and a packet containing liquid believed to be liquid methamphetamine concealed in skincare product packaging were also recovered from the unit, along with various drug paraphernalia.
Meanwhile, in a follow-up operation, CNB officers raided an industrial unit in the vicinity of Pasir Panjang Road, and arrested a 47-year-old Singaporean male and a 28-year-old female foreign national therein.
A total of 0.1g of ‘Ice’ and 60 Erimin-5 tablets were seized from the 47-year-old male, and about 1g of ‘Ice’ was then seized from the man’s residence in the vicinity of Balestier Road.
In a separate case on the same day, two men and two women – all of whom are Singaporean – were arrested at a residential unit in the vicinity of Lengkok Bahru.
A total of six packets containing about 3g of ‘Ice’ were recovered in the unit.
“The 5-year-old son of the 26-year-old female, and the 4-month-old son of the 19-year-old female were also present during the arrest,” said the bureau.
“Preliminary investigations showed that the 19-year-old female had brought her 4-month-old infant to visit the unit, and later abused drugs along with the 29-year-old male and 26-year-old male in the unit,” it added.
Both children have been placed in the safe custody of a next-of-kin.
In a third operation, which took place on 26 November, CNB stated that its officers raided a residential unit in the vicinity of Edgefield Plains, and nabbed a 25-year-old Singaporean male and 24-year-old Singaporean female therein.
A search was conducted in the unit, and a total of 32 packets containing about 631g of ‘Ice’, 3 packets containing about 113g of cannabis, and 16 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets were seized.
Cash amounting to S$25,393 was also recovered from the unit.
“During the search of the unit, CNB officers detected a storeroom behind a false wall. Officers moved in swiftly and arrested a 25-year-old Singaporean male who was hiding in the storeroom. The 25-year-old male had put up a struggle to resist arrest, and necessary force was used to subdue him,” added the bureau.
Investigations into the drug activities of all the arrested suspects are ongoing.