62 drug offenders arrested in islandwide CNB raid, large haul of 'ice' found at Buangkok

Drugs and cash seized during CNB operation on 6 and 7 June 2017.
Drugs and cash seized during CNB operation on 6 and 7 June 2017.PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
‘Ice’ seized in CNB operation at Buangkok Crescent on 8 June 2017.
‘Ice’ seized in CNB operation at Buangkok Crescent on 8 June 2017.PHOTO: CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

SINGAPORE - Sixty-two suspected drug offenders were arrested and drugs worth more than $169,000 were seized in an islandwide operation by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) this week.

A large haul of "ice" or methamphetamine was found in a unit at Buangkok Crescent on Thursday (June 8).

About 730g of "ice", worth more than an estimated $87,000, was found there, and four drug offenders arrested.

In another case, CNB officers raided the home of a 39-year-old Singaporean man at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 on Tuesday (June 6).

About 240g of heroin, 88g of cannabis and 20g of "ice" was found in his bedroom. Officers also found 1,110g of cannabis and 160g of heroin in an extended room in his kitchen.

The next day, a 48-year-old Singaporean man was arrested at Telok Blangah Road, and about 550g of heroin found in a bag at the back of the driver's seat.

A small amount of cannabis was found in his home at Bukit Batok East Avenue 5.

CNB, supported by the Singapore Police Force in the islandwide operation, covered areas including Ang Mo Kio, Boon Lay, Clementi, Ghim Moh, Marsiling, Jurong, Telok Blangah and Woodlands.

A total of 1.2kg of cannabis, 950g of heroin, 768g of "Ice" and some ketamine were seized during the operation, which was carried out from Monday (June 5) to Friday morning (June 9).

Investigations into the drug activities of all those arrested are ongoing.

Drug offenders can be sentenced to the death penalty if convicted for trafficking more than 500g of cannabis, more than 15g of diamorphine or pure heroin, or more than 250g of methamphetamine.