111 drug offenders nabbed, 2kg cannabis seized in islandwide raids

Cannabis seized by Central Narcotics Bureau officers during a raid.
Cannabis seized by Central Narcotics Bureau officers during a raid.PHOTO: CNB
Drug taking apparatus and drugs seized during one of the operations in CNB’s island-wide operation.
Drug taking apparatus and drugs seized during one of the operations in CNB’s island-wide operation.PHOTO: CNB

SINGAPORE - The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested 111 suspected drug offenders and seized drugs worth more than $88,000 in multiple operations throughout Singapore.

A drug syndicate that distributes cannabis was dismantled in one of the operations.

The drugs found include more than 2kg of cannabis, 112g of Ice, 89g of heroin, 50 Ecstasy tablets and a small amount of ketamine worth more than $88,600 in total.

Over 11 days from May 23 till Friday (June 3), raids were conducted at locations islandwide, CNB said in a press release.

The areas covered included Clementi, Geylang, Tampines, Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Woodlands, Ang Mo Kio, Sembawang, Punggol and Bukit Panjang.

In one of the raids, drug paraphernalia ordered over the Internet and more than 100g of cannabis were found in an Orchard Road apartment.

CNB officers arrested a 29-year-old Singaporean man who also possessed about 20g of Ice, Ecstasy tablets, Erimin-5 tablets, and a small amount of ketamine.

He was suspected of ordering the drug apparatus online.

The bureau said it will work to "prevent attempts to bring in controlled drugs through the postal system or other means".

In a separate case, a suspected drug runner, a 26-year-old Singaporean man, was tailed by CNB officers to a suspected drug store in Yishun.

He and the suspected syndicate leader, also 26, were seen meeting up with two suspected drug clients.

The two clients, both Singaporeans in their 20s, were caught with 110g of cannabis on them.

The suspected syndicate leader, drug runner and their associates were arrested separately.

Officers also recovered about 1.8kg of cannabis and a small amount of Ice, with an estimated street value of more than $62,000 from the "drug store".

Investigations into the drug activities of all suspects are ongoing, CNB said.

Those convicted of trafficking in more than 500g of cannabis may face the death penalty.