61 suspected drug offenders arrested during latest CNB island-wide operation

Erimin-5 tablets, 'Ice', 'Ecstasy' tablets and ketamine seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013. The CNB has arrested 61 suspected drug offenders following a four-day operation targeting illicit drug trafficki
Erimin-5 tablets, 'Ice', 'Ecstasy' tablets and ketamine seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013. The CNB has arrested 61 suspected drug offenders following a four-day operation targeting illicit drug trafficking activities in Singapore. -- PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has arrested 61 suspected drug offenders following a four-day operation targeting illicit drug trafficking activities in Singapore.

This latest island-wide operation was conducted from Monday to Friday this week, and encompassed syndicated drug trafficking as well as street-level drug pushers, said CNB in a statement released on Friday evening.

Of the 61 arrested, 33 are being investigated for trafficking offences while the remaining are being investigated for possession and consumption offences.

A variety of drugs worth more than $161,000 in total were also seized during the operation. These included about 490g of heroin, 330g of 'Ice', 140g of cannabis, 620 'Ecstasy' tablets, 2,230 Erimin-5 tablets and 65g of ketamine.

Some $98,000 worth of those drugs seized came from a single unit where a 41-year-old Singaporean man resided. He is being investigated for drug trafficking, and if convicted, may face the death penalty.

Investigations are ongoing against all the drug offenders.