CNB nabs 86 suspects in 4-day anti-drug blitz

A FOUR-DAY anti-drug operation nabbed 86 suspected drug offenders, including an alleged drug trafficker.

Drugs seized included 157g of heroin, 160g of Ice - the street name for methamphetamine - 27g of ketamine, 82 Ecstasy tablets, 293 Erimin-5 tablets and a small amount of cannabis.

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) operation, which ended yesterday, was supported by police officers. It covered areas including Bukit Merah, Bukit Panjang, Boon Lay, Geylang Bahru, Marsiling, Tampines, Toa Payoh and Woodlands.

As part of the operation, CNB officers raided a home in the vicinity of Geylang Bahru on Wednesday, arresting a 25-year-old Singaporean man for suspected drug abuse.

Among the items seized were small amounts of Ice, ketamine, cannabis and an improvised drug-smoking apparatus.

Based on follow-up investigations, CNB officers arrested another 39-year-old Singaporean man in the vicinity for suspected drug trafficking.

About 25g of Ice and 50 Ecstasy tablets were found on him.

A search of his vehicle parked nearby uncovered more drugs - 278 Erimin-5 tablets, 25 Ecstasy tablets, 25g of ketamine, 32g of Ice and a small amount of heroin.

Drug paraphernalia and a digital weighing scale were also seized from the vehicle.

A raid of the man's suspected hideout, a private housing unit in Pasir Ris, uncovered small amounts of various drugs, including Ice, ketamine, heroin and Ecstasy.

Investigations into all the suspects are ongoing.

AMIR HUSSAIN

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 20, 2015, with the headline 'CNB nabs 86 suspects in 4-day anti-drug blitz'. Print Edition | Subscribe