100 suspected drug offenders arrested in islandwide operation, drugs worth $382,000 seized

Cannabis, Ice and Erimin-5 tablets seized from a residential unit in Jalan Damai on March 16, 2022. PHOTO: CNB
Cannabis and Ice seized from a residential unit in Bukit Batok East Ave 6 on March 21, 2022. PHOTO: CNB
Packets of Ice and various drug paraphernalia seized near Boon Lay Place in a CNB operation on March 16, 2022. PHOTO: CNB

SINGAPORE - The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested 100 suspected drug offenders in an islandwide bust between March 14 and 23, seizing drugs with a street value of about $382,000.

The operation covered areas such as Choa Chu Kang, MacPherson, Sengkang and Tampines, and the youngest offender arrested was a 16-year-old Singaporean male.

In one of the operations on March 16, CNB officers had to use force to enter a 57-year-old Singaporean man's flat in Boon Lay Place when he refused to comply with the officers.

CNB said that before the man's arrest, substances believed to be controlled drugs were suspected to have been thrown out of the window.

The officers seized four packets containing Ice and various drug paraphernalia from that flat. They also recovered a small packet stained with Ice and drug paraphernalia later.

That same evening, police arrested a 22-year-old Singaporean man in the Jalan Damai area in Bedok for suspected drug-related offences and the CNB was alerted.

A total of 37g of Ice, 3,026g of cannabis and 122 Erimin-5 tablets were found in the flat. Various drug paraphernalia, seven knives, a chopper, an airsoft gun and cash amounting to $5,580 were also seized.

The next day, the man was escorted to his residence near Bedok North Road and more drug paraphernalia and another airsoft gun were found.

Knives and airsoft guns found in room cabinets and under the bed of residential units near Jalan Damai and Bedok North Road. PHOTOS: CNB

On March 21, a 43-year-old Singaporean man was arrested in Bukit Batok East Avenue 6, and 23g of Ice and 220g of Ecstasy tablets were recovered from him.

He was later escorted to his flat in the same area where the police found more drugs, weighing scales and packaging materials. A 40-year-old woman was also arrested at the lift landing of the block.

CNB officers also found drugs and various drug paraphernalia in the man's vehicle.

In total, 279g of heroin, 404g of Ice, 6,308g of cannabis, 237g of ketamine, 2g of new psychoactive substances, more than 709g of Ecstasy tablets, 197 Erimin-5 tablets, 19 lysergic acid diethylamide stamps and 200ml of liquid suspected to contain gamma-hydroxybutyrate were seized during the operation.

On the islandwide operation, AC Lim Fung Suan, director of Enforcement Division Sector 2, said: "Our officers have put in a lot of hard work to bring drug offenders to justice, even amidst dangerous and unpredictable situations involving offenders who may turn violent against them.

"At CNB and the Home Team, we believe that drugs have no place in Singapore, and we are committed to keep our streets safe from drugs."

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

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