Yishun man among 138 nabbed in 11-day anti-drug operation

Drugs including cannabis, Ice, heroin, Erimin-5 and Ecstasy tablets were seized from a residential unit in Yishun Avenue 6 on Tuesday.
Drugs including cannabis, Ice, heroin, Erimin-5 and Ecstasy tablets were seized from a residential unit in Yishun Avenue 6 on Tuesday.PHOTO: CNB

A 24-year-old Singaporean man suspected of trafficking drugs was arrested at his Yishun home during an 11-day operation by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) which ended yesterday.

Officers recovered an array of drugs - estimated to be worth more than $20,000 - from the address in Yishun Avenue 6 on Tuesday.

The drugs included about 1kg of cannabis, 57g of Ice or methamphetamine, 32g of heroin, 350 Erimin-5 tablets and 92 Ecstasy tablets. Two digital weighing scales and numerous empty plastic packets were also recovered.

The amount of cannabis found in his home was enough to feed the addiction of about 149 abusers for a week, the CNB said.

CNB officers arrested 138 suspected drug offenders during the islandwide operation which began on May 7.

In total, about 1,207g of cannabis, 267g of heroin, 190g of Ice, 115g of synthetic cannabis, 3g of ketamine, 350 Erimin-5 tablets, 227 Ecstasy tablets, 36 "yaba" tablets and four bottles of liquid suspected to contain GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) were seized.

The operation - which was supported by the Singapore Police Force - covered areas including Ang Mo Kio, Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Jurong, Serangoon, Tampines, Woodlands and Yishun.

Lydia Lam

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 19, 2018, with the headline 'Yishun man among 138 nabbed in 11-day anti-drug operation'. Print Edition | Subscribe