A complete of 87 suspected drug offenders have been arrested in an island-wide operation performed by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from 23 to 27 November.
“The youngest arrested on this island-wide operation is a 16-year-old Singaporean male suspected drug abuser,” stated CNB in a press release on Saturday (28 Nov).
A complete of about 1,118g of ‘Ice’, 764g of heroin, 149g of hashish, 1g of ketamine, 1,415g of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), 77 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 155 Erimin-5 tablets, two LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) stamps, and 5 bottles and a packet containing liquid believed to be liquid methamphetamine have been recovered in the course of the operation.
The medicine seized are estimated to be price near $400,000.
In line with the bureau, a number of the areas coated in the course of the island-wide operation embrace Boon Lay, Buangkok, and Aljunied.
In one of many circumstances on 23 November, CNB famous that its officers apprehended a 39-year-old Singaporean male within the neighborhood of Sumang Lane.
The suspect was delivered to his residence in the identical residential property, the place a 46-year-old feminine Singapore PR was later arrested when she returned to the identical unit.
A search was performed, and a complete of 15 packets containing about 339g of ‘Ice’, seven ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, and 90 Erimin-5 tablets have been seized from the unit.
5 bottles and a packet containing liquid believed to be liquid methamphetamine hid in skincare product packaging have been additionally recovered from the unit, together with varied drug paraphernalia.
In the meantime, in a follow-up operation, CNB officers raided an industrial unit within the neighborhood of Pasir Panjang Street, and arrested a 47-year-old Singaporean male and a 28-year-old feminine international nationwide therein.
A complete of 0.1g of ‘Ice’ and 60 Erimin-5 tablets have been seized from the 47-year-old male, and about 1g of ‘Ice’ was then seized from the person’s residence within the neighborhood of Balestier Street.
In a separate case on the identical day, two males and two girls – all of whom are Singaporean – have been arrested at a residential unit within the neighborhood of Lengkok Bahru.
A complete of six packets containing about 3g of ‘Ice’ have been recovered within the unit.
“The 5-year-old son of the 26-year-old feminine, and the 4-month-old son of the 19-year-old feminine have been additionally current in the course of the arrest,” stated the bureau.
“Preliminary investigations confirmed that the 19-year-old feminine had introduced her 4-month-old toddler to go to the unit, and later abused medicine together with the 29-year-old male and 26-year-old male within the unit,” it added.
Each youngsters have been positioned within the secure custody of a next-of-kin.
In a 3rd operation, which happened on 26 November, CNB said that its officers raided a residential unit within the neighborhood of Edgefield Plains, and nabbed a 25-year-old Singaporean male and 24-year-old Singaporean feminine therein.
A search was performed within the unit, and a complete of 32 packets containing about 631g of ‘Ice’, 3 packets containing about 113g of hashish, and 16 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets have been seized.
Money amounting to S$25,393 was additionally recovered from the unit.
“In the course of the search of the unit, CNB officers detected a storeroom behind a false wall. Officers moved in swiftly and arrested a 25-year-old Singaporean male who was hiding within the storeroom. The 25-year-old male had put up a battle to withstand arrest, and mandatory pressure was used to subdue him,” added the bureau.
Investigations into the drug actions of all of the arrested suspects are ongoing.